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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1116133



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Wirral

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 12-Feb-1986

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 215624

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BEBINGTON WOOD STREET SJ 38 SW (south side) Port Sunlight 6/284 Lever House 12.2.86


Office building. 1895. By William and Segar Owen. Rear block. 1913-14. By J. Lomax Simpson. Brick with stone dressings, slate roofs. One storey, 35-bay block to street, with 2 storey 21 bay rear block. Central 11 bays of stone. Top entablature,cornice, and parapet to right of centre. Centre has moulded base, sill course and balustrade; Ionic pilastrade with end quoin strips. Windows have architraves, keys and segmental pediments and are sashed, no glazing bars; relief carving of wreaths, swags, ribbands and drops. Central entrance has architrave with key and overlight, cartouche above inscribed "LEVER HOUSE"; flanking panelled pilasters with entablature blocks and open pediment. Clock above has open segmental pediment and carved surround. Royal Arms above balustrade. 2 wrought iron bracketed lamps. Wings have applied round arcade with paired windows with stone lintels, bays flanking centre are narrower. End bay has paired entrances under round archivolts and fanlights. Several cross-axial stacks. Rear block similar, all but end 3 bays have balustrade, central panel with date. Windows similar to above, those to centre 5 bays with stone architraves, flanked by bull's eyes in square stone panels. Cross-axial stacks. Interior has richly decorated entrance hall with short flight of steps to upper end, saucer dome and rectangular ceiling light. Entrances have swan-neck pediments. Large office wings to sides have segmental vaulted ceilings, similar wing to rear has 1st floor balcony.

Listing NGR: SJ3373783906

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National Grid Reference: SJ 33737 83906


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