NUMBERS 59 AND 61 WITH GATEPIERS TO GARDEN

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1201627
Date first listed:
28-Mar-1974
Statutory Address:
NUMBERS 59 AND 61 WITH GATEPIERS TO GARDEN, 59 61, ASHVILLE ROAD

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
NUMBERS 59 AND 61 WITH GATEPIERS TO GARDEN, 59 61, ASHVILLE ROAD

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

District:
Wirral (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 30495 88971

Details

BIRKENHEAD

SJ3088 ASHVILLE ROAD 789-1/10/16 (South East side) 28/03/74 Nos.59 AND 61 with gatepiers to garden

GV II

Pair of houses. c1840-50. Possibly by Walter Scott. Ashlar-faced with Welsh slate roof. Picturesque assymetrical French Renaissance style. 2-storeyed with attics, each dwelling differently planned and oriented. Right-hand unit faces the park, with advanced gabled wing to right of narrow full-height gabled porch. Elevation to street has advanced gable to the right, with 2-light window on each floor. Lower window has stressed voussoirs and keystone, upper window a broken pediment. To the left of this, the 2 storeys are raised over a basement, and each floor has 3 narrow round-arched windows, linked on the first floor by a continuous string course. Left-hand unit has more compact plan, with central entrance hall and main bay in advanced Dutch gable to right. Flat roofed porch runs across left-hand sections, with blocked round headed window and segmentally-arched doorway with paired panelled doors. Octagonal turret over door perhaps houses staircase. 2-light windows with flat arched heads with stressed voussoirs in right-hand gable, and above to left, with small Dutch gable over. End wall stacks. Paired panelled gate piers with shallow pyramidal copings to each house. The houses form part of the original development of Birkenhead Park, laid out by Joseph Paxton in 1844-47.

Listing NGR: SJ3049588971

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
389113
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 28 Merseyside,

Legal

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

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Date: 24 Mar 2003
Reference: IOE01/10141/07
Rights: Copyright IoE Dr Geoffrey Court. Source Historic England Archive
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