You are here: Home > Details for IoE Number: 213789  

Print Page

© Mr Brendan Oxlade LRPS

IoE Number: 213789
Photographer: Mr Brendan Oxlade LRPS
Date Photographed: 25 October 2001
Date listed: 14 March 1975
Date of last amendment: 14 March 1975
Grade II

The Images of England website consists of images of listed buildings based on the statutory list as it was in 2001 and does not incorporate subsequent amendments to the list. For the statutory list and information on the current listed status of individual buildings please go to The National Heritage List for England.

SJ 33590 SEBROWNLOW HILLL355/176Victoria Building,Liverpool University

SJ 33590 SE BROWNLOW HILL L3 55/176 Victoria Building, Liverpool University 14.3.75 G.V. II Main University building, 1887-92. A. Waterhouse. Common brick with red brick and terracotta dressings, slate roof. 3 storeys with attics, 13 bays, 5 bays to Ashton Street. A symmetrical facade has battered stone base and red brick bands; polygonal pilasters end in pinnacles above balustrade. Varied fenestration. Ground floor has paired windows with segmental relieving arches. 1st floor has cross windows. 2nd floor has windows of 3 cusped lights in blind arcading. 1st bay has 2-storey oriel and gable; gables in other bays alternate with gabled dormers. Small louvre on ridge has mullioned and transomed openings. 9th bay has tower with arched entrance and gable with oriel over. Tripartite windows, lower one has flanking date shields: 1837 and 1857. 1st stage, has Royal Arms and mosaic panel bearing inscription, machicolation above. Top stage has 4-face clock. Polygonal angle buttresses become panelled pinnacles with lead spirelets. Lead spine with 2 tiers of lucarnes. 10th bay has staircase window of lancets with gable over. End bays curve round behind octagonal tower with paired lancets, balustrade and 2-light openings to recessed round upper stage; tiled spire has lead band with lucarnes. Ashton Street-facade continues main facade treatment. C20 steelframe attached to main entrance.

Please note that the inclusion of a listed building on this website does not mean it is open to the public.