Bank of England Building, Liverpool
|Bank of England Building, Liverpool|
|Town or city||Liverpool|
|Client||Bank of England|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Charles Robert Cockerell|
The Bank of England Building is a Grade I listed building located in Liverpool, England. It was designed by Charles Robert Cockerell and built in a Neoclassical style between 1845–1848. The building was constructed as one of three branch banks for the Bank of England in the mid-19th century.
The building combines several neoclassical architectural styles, notably Greek, Roman and Renaissance. The most evident of these is Greek, with four Doric style columns 'tying' the ground and first floors together. The building itself is raised up from ground level, sitting atop a rough granite plinth.
Despite only being three bays wide and seven bays deep, the building's design was seen to give it an "overwhelmingly massive and powerful" appearance. The building is regarded as one of Cockerell's most impressive and was described by Nikolaus Pevsner as a "masterpiece of Victorian architecture".
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