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BLUECOAT CHAMBERS, SCHOOL LANE
LIVERPOOL, LIVERPOOL, MERSEYSIDE
28 June 1952
Date of last amendment:
19 June 1985
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SJ 3490 SE SCHOOL LANE
53/1102 Bluecoat Chambers
28.6.52 (Formerly listed as
Old Bluecoat School)
School, now art gallery and offices.1717.Brick with stone
dressings, slate roof. 2-storey, 5-bay centre with 3
storeys and basement to 11-bay return ranges. Stone plinth
rusticated quoins, flat bands and cornices with brick
parapet. 3 bays of centre break forward with pediment over.
Windows to ground and 1st floors are round headed with
architraves and keystones in round-arched reveals also with
architraves and cherub keystones. 1st floor windows on
fielded panels. All windows sashed with glazing bars.
Round-headed entrance in Ionic aedicule with pulvinated
frieze and broken segmental pediment containing cartouche of
arms of Liverpool. Frieze with Latin inscription, clock in
tympanum. Each return has bull's eye basement and 2nd floor
windows, those to 2nd floor with wooded casements. Other
windows have brick flat arches and cherub keystones. 3
entrances with steps, the central one with architrave,
cherub keystone, pulvinated frieze and broken pediment
containing Liver Bird. Ends of return ranges as centre
range. All windows sashed with glazing bars, those to
returns of 24 panes. Central octagonal cupola with round-
arched openings, attached Ionic columns and ogival copper
cap with finial. Iron overthrow with lantern to central
door. Iron handrails to 2 entrances on return walls.
Interior reconstructed after 1940 war damage.