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Statutory Address:

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

Liverpool (Metropolitan Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SJ 34262 90392


SJ 3490 SW CASTLE STREET (east side) L2 52/219 Bank of England 28.6.52

G.V. I

Bank building. 1845-8. C.R. Cockerell. Stone. 3 storeys, 3 bays. Engaged giant colonnade, tetrastyle in antis, of an unorthodox Doric order; rusticated antae. Attic storey with open pediment containing recessed central window in round- arched opening, flanked by Ionic columns with entablature and surmounted by lunette window. Balustrades to all 3 windows. Original 4-panelled doors. Return to Castle Street of 3 storeys with basement and 7 bays continues the entablature between 1st and 2nd floors, and also the heavy bracketed cornice. Its main feature is the 3 great round- headed recesses to the lower storeys which contain tripartite windows surmounted by lunettes and heavily rusticated. Iron balconies to 1st floor windows on both facades and railings to outer bays at colonnade. Banking hall is square with tunnel vaulted central aisle and 4 Doric columns and responds carrying Ionic entablature. One of Cockerell's richest and most inventive buildings.

Listing NGR: SJ3426290392


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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: 25 Feb 2001
Reference: IOE01/02432/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Brendan Oxlade. Source Historic England Archive
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