VENTILATION STATION OF THE MERSEY ROAD TUNNEL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1201737
Date first listed:
10-Oct-1980
Statutory Address:
VENTILATION STATION OF THE MERSEY ROAD TUNNEL, TAYLOR STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
VENTILATION STATION OF THE MERSEY ROAD TUNNEL, TAYLOR STREET

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

District:
Wirral (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 32262 89284

Details

BIRKENHEAD

SJ3289 TAYLOR STREET 789-1/9/148 (West side) 10/10/80 Ventilation Station of the Mersey Road Tunnel

II

Ventilation Station of the Mersey Road Tunnel. 1925-34. By Sir Basil Mott and J.A.Brodie, engineers, and Herbert J.Rowse, architect. Brick faced steel framed construction. Tower comprised of a series of grouped geometric blocks, largely blind but with small doorway in eastern elevation, and double doors in northern elevation. Doors themselves original features, with bands of chevron and scallop decoration. Architraves formed from rippled coursing of brick, with wing motifs in centre. Some ornamentation in the brickwork, with diamond frieze at base and giant cross motif in the largest of the blocks. Chevron bands of brickwork mark the tops of the towers, and the largest block is marked by a frieze of recessed panels or slits. Built to house fans as part of the ventilation system for the road tunnel. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N and Hubbard E: Cheshire: Harmondsworth: 1971-).

Listing NGR: SJ3226189285

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
389357
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Hubbard, E, The Buildings of England: Cheshire, (1971)

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: 31 Aug 2003
Reference: IOE01/10124/15
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