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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: 1258535



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


District: Wirral

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 11-Sep-1991

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 445168

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The following building shall be added:


3/86 Seacombe Ferry Terminal


Ferry and omnibus terminus. 1930-3, designed by L St G Wilkinson, the Borough Surveyor. Brick with Portland stone dressings; tiled roofs. Two ranges, one of a single story parallel to the Mersey containing booking and entrance halls, the other returning, of two storeys, containing waiting rooms, workshops and offices. Both ranges connected by a loggia (defining two sides of a courtyard bus station), supported by paired Doric columns. The riverside range with deep hipped roof and monumental central clock tower, the latter slightly tapering to upper courses, the clock faces over ventilation slits contained within superordinate arches, the stepped plinth, with stripped classical detailing, of stone; all this over a broken pedimented projecting entrance block (all stone) with tall round-headed arch. Loggia of 3-bays to either side with clerestory windows containing iron chevron- patterned glazing bars. The return range of eleven bays, similarly fenestrated to both ground and 1st floors, with doors treated in the same manner. Outer bays with overhanging eaves; central bays with stepped parapets surmounted by urns and central flagstaff over municipal coat of arms. Contemporary fittings include bronze lamps. Interior: hall with massive unadorned round-headed arches of three orders (to front range); tie-rod roof; part-glazed. Several contemporary features include ticket offices with chevron and other art-deco style glazing patterns. A fine restrained composition in the simplified classical style popular at the time. Historical note: the first commercial shore- based Radar station in the world for the navigation of ships was installed at the Seacombe Terminal buildings in 1947.

Listing NGR: SJ3256090800

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National Grid Reference: SJ 32560 90800


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