© Mr David Cross
ORIEL CHAMBERS, ORIEL CLOSE
LIVERPOOL, LIVERPOOL, MERSEYSIDE
Mr David Cross
05 September 2003
12 July 1966
Date of last amendment:
19 June 1985
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SJ 3490 SW WATER STREET
52/1336 Nos. 14 and 16
12.7.66 as Oriel Chambers)
Includes Oriel Close. Office building, 1864. P. Ellis. 4
storeys with basement,7 bays,and 12 bays to Covent Garden.
Cast iron frame with stone cladding. Shafts rise from
ground floor and end in pinnacles projecting above parapet.
Tall openings with nailhead moulding and shafts contain 3
canted oriels with stone bases and iron glazed windows
tripartite windows with canted heads above. 5th bay has
entrance with stone plaque and octagonal window above.
Label-moulded parapet and 3-bay central shaped gable with
Jacobean finial. Gable contains date panel, octagonal
window and arms above Covent Garden facade similarly
treated. Entrance in 1st bay to Oriel Close. Rear
elevation has continuous oriels to storeys, cantilevered out
from frame and canted at top and bottom. A pioneering
building in the use of expressed cast iron construction.