North Western Hotel, Liverpool

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North Western Hotel
North Western Hotel August 01 2010.jpg
North Western Hotel
Coordinates 53°24′30″N 2°58′44″W / 53.40827°N 2.97881°W / 53.40827; -2.97881Coordinates: 53°24′30″N 2°58′44″W / 53.40827°N 2.97881°W / 53.40827; -2.97881
OS grid reference SJ 350 906
Built 1871
Built for London and North Western Railway
Architect Alfred Waterhouse
Architectural style(s) French Renaissance
Governing body John Moores University
Listed Building – Grade II
Designated 28 June 1952
Reference no. 1084209
North Western Hotel, Liverpool is located in Merseyside
North Western Hotel, Liverpool
Location in Merseyside

The former North Western Hotel is on the east side of Lime Street, Liverpool, England, fronting Lime Street railway station. The building is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.[1]

History[edit]

Built as a railway hotel 1871 by the London and North Western Railway the hotel served Lime Street railway station. The design was by Alfred Waterhouse, containing 330 rooms. The hotel closed in 1933, subsequently becoming Lime Street Chambers for a while before closing once again. In 1994 the building was bought by John Moores University and, at a cost of £6 million, was converted into a hall of residence for students, opening in 1996.[2]

Architecture[edit]

The building is constructed in stone with a slate roof in the Renaissance Revival style resembling a French château. The baroque details are in the Second Empire style, common for this time period. It has five storeys, a basement and an attic, and is in 21 bays. The end bays and the bays flanking the three-bay centre are carried up into towers. The central entrance is round-arched, and is flanked by Doric columns.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Historic England, "Lime Street Chambers (Former North Western Hotel) (1084209)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 18 September 2012 
  2. ^ Pye, Ken (2011), Discover Liverpool, Liverpool: Trinity Mirror Media, p. 26, ISBN 978-1-906802-90-5 

External links[edit]

Media related to Great North Western Hotel at Wikimedia Commons