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IoE Number: 213699
Location: THE OLD BRIDEWELL INCLUDING BOUNDARY WALL ALONG STREETS TO SOUTH AND EAST, 17 ARGYLE STREET
  LIVERPOOL, LIVERPOOL, MERSEYSIDE
Photographer: Mr John Taylor
Date Photographed: 14 July 2002
Date listed: 13 November 1980
Date of last amendment: 13 November 1980
Grade II

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SJ 3489 ARGYLE STREET L1 30/96 No. 17 (The Old Bridewell) (including boundary wall along streets to 13.11.80 south and east) - II Police Station. c1850. Brick with stone dressings, slate roof.2 storeys and 3 bays. Stone plinth, 1st floor sill course, top frieze and cornice: Centre bay projects and forms base of short tower. Ground floor windows have stone lintels and all windows are sashed with glazing bars. Entrance on return of centre bay has rusticated architrave with lion's head to keystone, stone plaque above. 1st floor windows have architraves, tower has 2-light windows with round heads to lights, moulded stone arches and sills. Hipped roofs, that to tower with finial. Campbell Street facade of 3 bays, end bays project. Inserted windows with wedge lintels to either side of central 1st floor window. 4 stacks with stone caps and later ventilation tower to rear with 2-light openings and machicolated cap. This forms a ventilating shaft for the original cells on the ground floor, which are windowless and reached through an iron door. Closely surrounding the building on both street fronts is a wall of brick about 12 feet tall with rounded stone coping. Bevelled corner is surmounted by a foliated iron lampholder, with anthemion motif,above a plain doorway.

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