NUMBERS 1 TO 18 (CONSECUTIVE) INCLUDING RAILINGS TO FRONT

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1201580
Date first listed:
29-Jul-1950
Statutory Address:
NUMBERS 1 TO 18 (CONSECUTIVE) INCLUDING RAILINGS TO FRONT, 1-18, HAMILTON SQUARE

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Location

Statutory Address:
NUMBERS 1 TO 18 (CONSECUTIVE) INCLUDING RAILINGS TO FRONT, 1-18, HAMILTON SQUARE

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

District:
Wirral (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 32587 89088

Details

SJ 3289, 789-1/9/71

BIRKENHEAD, HAMILTON SQUARE (North-East side), Nos.1-18 (Consecutive) including railings to front

29/07/50

GV

I

Terrace of eighteen houses now in commercial use forming NE range of square. c1825. By James Gillespie Graham. Ashlar-faced over brick with Welsh slate roof. 3-storeyed with attic and basement. Each unit a 3-window range with wide entrance hall and single-room width to ground floor, double-depth plan, the staircase between the two rooms. Terrace symmetrically planned with projecting outer pavilions and stepped projecting central section of four bays. Rusticated basement storey throughout. End pavilions emphasised by round-arched windows to ground floor, and doors in porches with Doric shafts and giant Doric order of attached columns with entablatures. Stressed architraves to doorways of long inner ranges, engaged shafts in central sections. 12-pane sash windows (some renewed), with entablatures to first floor in outer and central bays, and cast-iron acanthus motif balconies. Cornice and attic storey with secondary cornice and blocking course over. Large axial stacks. Spear head railings to basement area, and sphinx boot scrapers. Staircases and other contemporary features survive in several of the houses.

The terrace comprises part of the Hamilton Square development, an important example of formal planning instigated by John Laird in 1825.

Listing NGR: SJ3258789088

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
389207
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 28 Mar 2004
Reference: IOE01/11912/05
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