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IoE Number: 213770
Location: THE LYCEUM, BOLD PLACE (north east side)
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Date listed: 28 June 1952
Date of last amendment: 28 June 1952
Grade II*

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SJ 3490 SEBOLD STREET(north-eastside)L1

SJ 3490 SE BOLD STREET (north-east side) L1 53/157 The Lyceum 28.6.52 G.V. II* Club House. 1802. Thomas Harrison of Chester, built to house the first gentlemen's subscription library in England (1758). Ashlar, Classical, formerly one storey, the roof raised for an additional storey later. Continuous base, frieze, cornice and parapet. Slight forward break in centre with Ionic columns and pediment forming a recessed portico containing 4 entrance doors with architraves, cornices and consoles, and 6-panel doors. At each side of the portico is a 3-light window divided by Doric columns supporting modillion cornice in plain reveals with segmental heads forming blind lunette heads. Facade facing Church Street has a forward central break; Ionic columns and panelled parapet over. 5 windows, the outside pair with architraves, cornice and consoles; above the 3 centre windows between columns are sculptured plagues. Windows (1984) boarded and portico screened. Interior has large News Room with contemporary decorations, and a circular library with gallery on reeded Doric columns with iron balustrade and saucer dome with decorative plaster work. M. Binney, 'Club Together to Save the Lyceum,' Country Life, 24 August 1978.

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