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POST OFFICE

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.

Name: POST OFFICE

List entry Number: 1201624

Location

POST OFFICE, ARGYLE STREET

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

County:

District: Wirral

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 28-Mar-1974

Date of most recent amendment: 10-Aug-1992

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 389100

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

BIRKENHEAD

SJ3288NW ARGYLE STREET 789-1/13/7 (East side) 28/03/74 Post Office (Formerly Listed as: ARGYLE STREET (East side) Post Office (front block only))

II

Post Office. Dated 1907. By Walter Pott. Brick with stone dressings and Welsh slate roof. Free classical style with robust, exaggerated detailing throughout. 3 storeys, 5 bays to Argyle Street, the central bay pedimented with full height Ionic pilasters. Rusticated stonework to ground floor, and projecting bands of stone above. Ornate pedimented windows set in concave architraves with segmental arches and stressed voussoirs. Upper windows have segmentally pedimented heads. Second storey windows in stressed moulded architraves. Egg-and-dart frieze above, modillion cornice and balustrading. Angled corner housing recessed entrance in Gibbs surround; pedimented 1st floor surround with Ionic shafts and coat of arms above and date in parapet. Lower 2-storeyed bay to right with blocked doorway in angled corner, and lunette in low upper storey. Return elevation to Grange Street East of 2 bays, with single storey 7-bay sorting office beyond, the bays articulated by pilasters. Segmentally-arched windows with stressed keyblocks. Terminating block of sorting office advanced, with angular pediment over doorway.

Listing NGR: SJ3231788631

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National Grid Reference: SJ 32317 88631

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