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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.


List entry Number: 1207759



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


District: Liverpool

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 28-Jun-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 19-Jun-1985

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 214347

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3/670 No. 30 (Albion House) (formerly listed as No. 30 White 28.6.52 Star Building)

- II*

Office building. 1896-8. Norman Shaw and J. Francis Doyle for the White Star Shipping Line. A symmetrical design. 6 storeys of varying heights and attics, 5 bays to James Street and 3 bays to The Strand. Basement and ground floor of ashlar with rusticated dressings, the upper storeys brick banded with stone. Round-arched, concave entrance with keystone and rusticated columns, broken pediment with window and iron balcony in tympanum. Windows below the brickwork are sashed with glazing bars, those above are mostly casements. 2nd floor windows have iron balconies and moulded architraves with triple keystones and cornices. 2 floors above with paired windows. Angle turret, and 2 turrets and gable on Strand facade. Corner turrets with cupola and finials to The Strand flanking large triangular gable (rebuilt after war damage). Large banded stacks. Recessed porch behind cast iron gates continues the rustication and has coffered ceiling. A dramatic and influential essay in Shaw's polychromatic manner.

Listing NGR: SJ3411990211

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National Grid Reference: SJ 34119 90211


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