POST OFFICE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1201624
Date first listed:
28-Mar-1974
Date of most recent amendment:
10-Aug-1992
Statutory Address:
POST OFFICE, ARGYLE STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
POST OFFICE, ARGYLE STREET

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

District:
Wirral (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 32317 88631

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

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
389100
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: 19 Dec 2004
Reference: IOE01/12977/29
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Andy Hibbert. Source Historic England Archive
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