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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: 1356311



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: 14-Mar-1975

Date of most recent amendment: 19-Jun-1985

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 213846

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 27/05/2015

SJ 39 SW 52/226

CASTLE STREET L2 (west side) No 38

(Formerly listed as Co-operative Bank, No 38, previously listed as Barclays Bank, No 38)

14.3.75 GV II* Former bank building, originally the Adelphi Bank.1892. by Caroe. Red and yellow sandstone on polished red granite base. 4 storeys and attic, 2 bays to Castle Street, corner turret and 4 bays to Brunswick Street. Chamfered angle has round- arched entrance with bronze doors of reliefs by Stirling Lee, with barley sugar columns. The reliefs show pairs of Famous Friends, David and Jonathan, Achilles and Patroclus, Castor and Pollux, Roland and Oliver. 2 round-arched windows to Castle Street, 4 windows and another doorway to Brunswick Street, with pilasters and pediment. Corner has 3-sided turret rising to green copper onion dome. Cross windows divided by attached fluted columns (those on 2nd floor by statues in niches). Steep roof with dormers capped by swept copper roofs with button finials, end bay to Brunswick Street has shaped gable with obelisk finial and there are 2 scrolled and moulded stacks. Interior with plaster panels in relief, and staircase with coffered ceiling. One of the most idiosyncratic commercial buildings in the city, which makes excellent use of decorative details.

Listing NGR: SJ4185086853

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National Grid Reference: SJ 34222 90362


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