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© Mr Tony Myers

IoE Number: 214151
Location: ROYAL LIVER BUILDING, IRON RAILINGS AND STONE PIERS SURROUNDING ROYAL LIVER BUILDING, PIER HEAD
  LIVERPOOL, LIVERPOOL, MERSEYSIDE
Photographer: Mr Tony Myers
Date Photographed: 15 September 1999
Date listed: 12 July 1966
Date of last amendment: 19 June 1985
Grade I

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SJ 3390GEORGES PIER HEADL327/503Royal Liver BuildingIron railings and

SJ 3390 GEORGES PIER HEAD L3 27/503 Royal Liver Building Iron railings and stone piers surrounding 12.7.66 Royal Liver Building. (formerly listed under G.V. I Pier Head) Office building. 1908-10. Aubrey Thomas. Concrete frame with granite cladding. 8 storeys, and 2 storeys of attics. 9 bays, 13-bay returns. Front has 4 giant buttress/projections each of 1 bay width, the middle 2 framing a semi-circular portico of Ionic columns with balustraded parapet; a smaller semi-circular projecting window above with shield of arms and Ionic columns. Ground and 1st floors rusticated. Ground floor has round-arched windows. Upper floors to 2nd, 3rd, 7th and 8th bays recessed behind parapet and scrolls. Windows with mullions and transoms of 3 lights. Those to projecting bays with transom only. Those to 5th and 6th floors in round headed recesses with balconies. Top floor recessed behind Doric colonnade. Frieze and bracketed cornice. Receding attics with parapets. Roof piled up with turrets and domes in receding stages. Clock towers with copper liver birds on top. Iron railings and stone piers all round at base. One of the 1st multi-storey concrete framed buildings in the world.

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