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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: 1292250



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: 28-Mar-1974

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 389144

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SJ3188 CHARING CROSS 789-1/11/40 (North side) 28/03/74 Nos.1-7 (Consecutive)


Range of 7 shops and offices, originally including bank. 1901. By Douglas and Minshull. Brick ground floor with ashlar above, and Westmorland slate roof. 2 storeys, 4-bay elevation to Charing Cross, corner block, and return elevation to Grange Road West of 2 bays. Elevation to Charing Cross has wide segmental arch to each shop front, now filled in with C20 fronts, and above each bay three paired trefoiled windows with transoms and leaded lights forming a continuous range. Balustraded parapet carried on corbels, and steeply pitched roof with 2 small gabled dormers with leaded lights. Cast-iron rainwater goods and gargoyle between each unit. Asymmetrical corner block with canted tower at each side corbelled out over ground floor with conical roofs. Each has bands of lancet windows to first floor, then plain panelled band above. They flank central gable with paired arched windows each side of central Decorated style door with shafts and deep moulding. Triple lancets in stepped arched hoodmould to first floor, ogee lancets also grouped in threes above. Blind interlace tracery panelling below eaves. Stair tower projects to right, with small windows to stair, and band of lancet lights below eaves. Elevation to Grange Road West has inserted shop fronts to ground floor, and 3 paired lancet windows with transoms and moulded over-arches. Stone coping to brick gable over each, with leaded lancet lights to attic. Statues in crocketted niches each side of first floor windows. End wall stacks. A varied and lively treatment of an important corner site. (The Buildings of England: Nikolaus Pevsner and Edward Hubbard: Cheshire: Harmondsworth: 1971-).

Listing NGR: SJ3154188546

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SJ 31541 88546


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