A report on St George's Hall, Liverpool

St George's Hall
St George's Hall
The northern end of St George's Hall
Cockerell's design of the southern sculptured pediment of St George's Hall
Christmas entertainment in Great Hall 1864
Organ, designed by Henry Willis, built 1851–55, enlarged 1931, the small statue on the top of the organ is music with her lyre. The platform supporting the organ, was designed by Cockerell. The Atlas figures flanking the platform, were sculpted by Edward Bowring Stephens
Albert Lister Peace
Herbert F. Ellingford 1913
Liverpool Cenotaph
St George's Hall from St John's Beacon
Two of the four lions designed by Cockerell, sculpted 1856 by W.G. Nicholl (moved to present position in 1864)
Lampholder, eastern elevation, in the form of a Triton holding a Cornucopia, sculpted by W.G. Nicholl
Lampholder, eastern elevation, in the form of a Nereid holding a Cornucopia, sculpted by W.G. Nicholl
The door beneath the south portico
Interior view looking north of Great Hall, the floor, designed by Cockerell, executed by Mintons has about 30,000 tiles
Senatus Populusque Liverpoliensis
Bronze doors, designed by Cockerell, 12 feet 8 inches high by 6 feet 4 inches wide and weighs 74 cwt, there are three on each side of the hall, also three similar doors at the south end lead to the Crown Court and a smaller one is beneath the organ.
Head of Mercury on door
Completed 1849, at 65 feet the Widest barrel-vaulted ceiling in the UK, it is 82 feet high (the room is 77 feet wide but the columns account for the difference) it is 169 feet in length, engineer Robert Rawlinson, plasterwork designed by Cockerell
South lunette stained-glass window of St. George slaying the dragon, (1883–84) by Forrest and Sons of Liverpool
North lunette stained-glass window of coat of arms of Liverpool, flanked by Neptune and a triton, (1883–84) by Forrest and Sons of Liverpool
One of the ten chandeliers, brass and bronze, decorated with prows of ships, heads of Neptune and Liver Birds, by Cockerell
Minton Floor, show Liverpool's coat of arms, surrounded by the symbols of England, Scotland and Ireland, the rose, thistle (only one visible in photo) and shamrock.
Minton floor, showing frieze designed by Alfred Stevens, it consists of Neptune, tritons, nerids and boys on dolphins.
Minton floor, coat of arms of Liverpool,'Deus Nobis Haec Otia Fecit' is from Virgil, translates as 'God has given to us this leisure'.
Minton floor, central roundel, this contains The Royal Coat of Arms used by Queen Victoria
Sir Robert Peel, sculpted 1854 by Matthew Noble
William Roscoe, moved to the Hall from The Royal Institution, sculpted 1841 by Francis Leggatt Chantrey
William Brown, sculpted 1860 by Patrick MacDowell
14th Earl of Derby, sculpted 1869 by William Theed
William Ewart Gladstone, sculpted 1869, by John Adams-Acton
Samuel Robert Graves, sculpted 1875 by Giovanni Fontana
Edward Whitley, sculpted 1895 by Albert Bruce-Joy
16th Earl of Derby sculpted 1911 by F. W. Pomeroy
Rev. Jonathan Brooks sculpted 1858-59 by Benjamin Edward Spence
George Stephenson, sculpted 1854 by John Gibson
Hugh M‘Neile, sculpted 1871 by George Gammon Adams
Joseph Mayer, sculpted 1869 by Giovanni Fontana
Kitty Wilkinson, sculpted 2012 by Simon Smith
Ventilation Handle
Part of the original central heating system
One of the Victorian boilers in the basement
General view of Crown Court
View of Crown Court from Judges point of view
Judge's chamber for Crown Court, entered from the door behind the judge's seat in the Crown Court

Building on St George's Place, opposite Lime Street railway station in the centre of Liverpool, England.

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Liverpool

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City and metropolitan borough in Merseyside, England.

City and metropolitan borough in Merseyside, England.

Liverpool in 1680, the earliest known image of Liverpool.
A map of Liverpool's original seven streets (north to the left).
Liverpool's Lime Street area pictured from above in 1946
Inaugural journey of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830, the first-ever commercial railway line.
Lime Street, Liverpool, in the 1890s, St.George's Hall to the left, Great North Western Hotel to the right, Walker Art Gallery and Sessions House in the background. Statues of Prince Albert, Disraeli, Queen Victoria and Wellington's Column in the middle ground.
Liverpool was the port of registry of the ill-fated ocean liner Titanic. The ship sank on its maiden voyage in April 1912, with the loss of 1,517 lives (including numerous Liverpudlians). A Memorial to the Engine Room Heroes of the Titanic is located on the city's waterfront.
Mathew Street is one of many tourist attractions related to the Beatles, and the location of Europe's largest annual free music festival.
The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, the first such school in the world
Oriel Chambers, the first "modern" building in the world
The late Georgian Liverpool Town Hall
Satellite imagery showing Liverpool Bay, Liverpool and the wider Merseyside area
Chinatown Gate, Chinatown, Liverpool
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King
The Al-Rahma Mosque in the Toxteth area of Liverpool
Apartment buildings within Liverpool's new commercial district
Liverpool One has helped move the city into the top five retail destinations in the UK
The Range Rover Evoque is manufactured at Jaguar Land Rover's plant at Halewood.
Liverpool's Three Graces, the Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building at the Pier Head
The Albert Dock contains the UK's largest collection of Grade I listed buildings as well as being the most visited multi-use attraction outside London
Bluecoat Chambers, the oldest building in Liverpool city centre
Victoria Street like many streets in the city centre is lined with dozens of listed buildings
The neo-classical St George's Hall
Municipal Buildings
Speke Hall Tudor manor house is one of Liverpool's oldest buildings
West Tower has been the city's tallest building since completion in 2008
Liverpool Cathedral is regarded as one of the greatest buildings of the twentieth century and is one of the largest church buildings in the world
The Wallasey entrance to the Kingsway Tunnel. Liverpool's skyline is visible in the background
Liverpool Lime Street Station
Liverpool John Lennon Airport terminal building
The Merseyrail network has extensive underground sections within the city centre. Liverpool Central is the UK's busiest underground station outside London
MV Royal Iris of the Mersey is one of three ferries that provide cross river services between Liverpool and the Wirral
The Beatles statue in their home city Liverpool. The group are the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed band in popular music.
Philharmonic Hall, home of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
William Brown Street, also known as the Cultural Quarter was a World Heritage Site consisting of the World Museum, Central Library, Picton Reading Room and Walker Art Gallery
Nelson Monument at Exchange Flags. The other British hero of the Napoleonic Wars is commemorated in Wellington's Column
The Empire Theatre has the largest two-tier auditorium in the UK
University of Liverpool's Victoria Building
Liverpool John Moores University's James Parsons Building
Liverpool Community College's Arts Centre
The Merseyside derby is the football match between the two biggest clubs in the city, Liverpool in red and Everton in blue.
Anfield, home of Liverpool F.C.
Goodison Park, home of Everton F.C.
The Earl of Derby Stand at Aintree Racecourse; home of the Grand National
The Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake
The M&S Bank Arena hosts numerous sporting events and was formerly the home of British Basketball League team, the Mersey Tigers
Radio City Tower, home to Radio City and a number of subsidiary stations

The area is dominated by neo-classical architecture, of which the most prominent, St George's Hall, is widely regarded as the best example of a neo-classical building anywhere in Europe.

The Commercial District at night

Liverpool city centre

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Commercial, cultural, financial and historical centre of Liverpool, England.

Commercial, cultural, financial and historical centre of Liverpool, England.

The Commercial District at night
West Tower
The buildings of Pier Head from the Albert Dock
World Museum Liverpool
Museum of Liverpool
Liverpool One during Christmas 2009
Liverpool Central station
Pier Head Ferry Terminal and Liverpool Canal Link, Leeds and Liverpool Canal
Royal Liver Building
Cunard Building
Port of Liverpool Building
Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
St. George's Hall
Albert Dock
Radio City Tower
Liverpool Town Hall
Liverpool Lime Street railway station
Unity Buildings
Echo Arena
Canning Place bus station for South of the City
Queen Square bus station for North of the City and crossriver
Arriva Crossriver buses
City Sightseeing
City Explorer
Magical Mystery Tour
Citybike
Merseyrail
Mersey Ferry Royal Daffodil
Liverpool Cruise Terminal
Leeds and Liverpool Canal Liverpool Canal Link
Isle of Man Steam Packet Manannan
Isle of Man Steam Packet route map

Examples of architecture in Liverpool city centre include Liverpool Cathedral, St. George's Hall, the Royal Liver Building, Oriel Chambers, the world's first metal framed glass curtain walled building, and West Tower.

View over St John's Gardens to William Brown Street

William Brown Street

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Road that is remarkable for its concentration of public buildings.

Road that is remarkable for its concentration of public buildings.

View over St John's Gardens to William Brown Street
View over St John's Gardens to William Brown Street
Lime Street Station
St George's Hall
Liverpool Central Library
World Museum Liverpool
Great North Western Hotel
Walker Art Gallery
County Sessions House
Wellington's Column
Steble Fountain
Liverpool Empire Theatre
Queensway Tunnel

St George's Hall

St John's Gardens with St George's Hall in the background

St John's Gardens, Liverpool

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St John's Gardens with St George's Hall in the background
St John's Gardens at Christmas
Statue of Alexander Balfour, by Albert Bruce-Joy, plinth designed by Alfred Waterhouse
Statue to William Rathbone, by George Frampton
Statue to Arthur Forwood, by George Frampton
Memorial to William Ewart Gladstone, by Thomas Brock
Monument to the King's Regiment, by Goscombe John
The back of the Monument to the King's Regiment, by Goscombe John
Statue to James Nugent, by F. W. Pomeroy
Statue to Canon Major Thomas Lester, by George Frampton

St John's Gardens is an open space in Liverpool, England, to the west of St George's Hall.

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, St James's Mount

Liverpool Cathedral

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Cathedral of the Anglican Diocese of Liverpool, built on St James's Mount in Liverpool, and the seat of the Bishop of Liverpool.

Cathedral of the Anglican Diocese of Liverpool, built on St James's Mount in Liverpool, and the seat of the Bishop of Liverpool.

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, St James's Mount
Giles Gilbert Scott's winning design, with twin towers
The Lady Chapel, the first part of the cathedral to be completed.
Scott's 1910 redesign, with central tower
The missionary Anna Hinderer is in one of the Lady Chapel windows
The interior of the cathedral, looking up into the vault below the central belltower.
The cathedral's west window by Carl Johannes Edwards. The uppermost window is the Benedicite window. The pink neon sign by Tracey Emin reads "I felt you and I knew you loved me" and was installed in 2008 when Liverpool became European Capital of Culture.
Bell chamber within the tower
A K6 telephone box, also designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, in the cathedral
The high altar
West window

In 1885 an Act of Parliament authorised the building of a cathedral on the site of the existing St John's Church, adjacent to St George's Hall.

The front of Liverpool Lime Street in March 2018

Liverpool Lime Street railway station

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Terminus railway station and the main station serving the city centre of Liverpool.

Terminus railway station and the main station serving the city centre of Liverpool.

The front of Liverpool Lime Street in March 2018
A period depiction of the original Lime Street Station frontage circa 1839
Inward view of Liverpool Lime Street Station in 1959
The station's frontage seen in 2006, including the Concourse House tower block and a row of shops, which were demolished in 2009.
The Merseyrail map in use until 2018, when Maghull North was included. Lime Street is visible on the right-hand side of the central loop.
Statues of Ken Dodd and Bessie Braddock, installed in 2009
Liverpool Lime Street Station at night in December 2018.
The former "cab road", between former platforms 7 and 8 (now 6 and 9), which was replaced by two new platforms.
The station is fronted by the Radisson RED Liverpool Hotel, built in the Renaissance Revival style resembling a French Château.
An East Midlands Trains Class 158 at former Platform 6
A London Midland Class 350 at former Platform 8
A Class 319 at former Platform 2. The new electric services to Manchester Victoria and Wigan North Western were both officially timetabled from 17 May 2015
A Virgin Trains Class 390 at former Platform 7
The refurbished Wirral Line platform, at Lime Street underground station in 2015, with a Merseyrail Class 507 service

Liverpool Lime Street is divided into two sections: the mainline station, which offers national inter-city and regional overground services including local City Line routes, and services on the Wirral Line on the Merseyrail network, located underground between the mainline station and St George's Hall.

World Museum, with the entrance to Liverpool Central Library on the right

World Museum

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Large museum in Liverpool, England which has extensive collections covering archaeology, ethnology and the natural and physical sciences.

Large museum in Liverpool, England which has extensive collections covering archaeology, ethnology and the natural and physical sciences.

World Museum, with the entrance to Liverpool Central Library on the right
Entrance steps to World Museum with Liverpool Central Library on the right
The Black Knight BK02, a ballistic missile, is located in the Space and Time wing of the museum
The Codex Fejérváry-Mayer which is located in the museum is an Aztec Codex and one of the few manuscripts to have survived the Spanish conquest of Mexico
Funerary statue of Ama'alay dhu-Dharah'il from Hayd ibn Aqil (ancient Saudi Arabia)
Holotype of Ceyx gentiana Tristram (NML-VZ T3959).
Holotype of Alaudo chelicuti Stanley (NML-VZ D2304b).
Holotype of Chelidon rustica transitiva Hartert (NML-VZ T2057).
Syntype of Symmorphus (Lalage) affinis Tristram (NML-VZ T3961).
Syntype of Symmorphus (Lalage) affinis Tristram (NML-VZ T3965).
Syntype of Peristera histrionica Gould (NML-VZ D1486b).
Syntypes of Trichoglossus novaehollandiae septentrionalis Robinson (NML-VZ 23.7.1900.4; NML-VZ 23.7.1900.4a; NML-VZ 23.7.1900.4b).
Holotype of Psittacus Taranta Stanley (NML-VZ D704).
Syntypes of Psaris fraserii Kaup (NML-VZ D1868; NML-VZ D1868a).
Mounted Dodo
Spotted Green Pigeon, also known as the Liverpool Pigeon (NML-VZ D3538). The only specimen of the species in existence.
Mounted Lord Howe Island Swamphen (NML-VZ D3213). One of only two specimens of this species in existence.
Adder, Grass Snake, Frogs, Toads and Newts.
Roe Deer.
The Weasel.
Squirrels with Drey.
The Otter.
The Stoat.
The Mole.
The Polecat.
The Wren. Case 43.
The Reed Warbler. Case 65.
The Bearded Titmouse. Case 66.
The Cuckoo. Case 70.
The Long-eared Owl. Case 82.
The Kestrel. Case 83.
The Gannet. Case 92.
The Mallard or Wild Duck. Case 99.
Hooded or Grey Crow Group. Case 102.
The Ruff Group. Case 106.
The Curlew. Case 125.
The Pied Wagtail and Dipper Group. Case 156.
One of the Cuckoo Groups. Case 160.
The Barn Owl Group. Case 180.
The Eider Duck Group. Case 193.
The Oyster-Catcher Group. Case 198.
The Tern and Ringed Plover Group. Case 202.
The Great Black-backed Gull Group. Case 208.
The Black-throated Diver Group. Case 217.

Land for the new building, on a street then known as Shaw's Brow (now William Brown Street), opposite St George's Hall, was donated by local MP and Merchant William Brown, as was much of the funding for the building which would be known as the William Brown Library and Museum.

Liverpool Pier Head

Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City

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Former UNESCO designated World Heritage Site in Liverpool, England, that comprised six locations in the city centre including the Pier Head, Albert Dock and William Brown Street, and many of the city's most famous landmarks.

Former UNESCO designated World Heritage Site in Liverpool, England, that comprised six locations in the city centre including the Pier Head, Albert Dock and William Brown Street, and many of the city's most famous landmarks.

Liverpool Pier Head
Liverpool Pier Head, with the Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building
A panoramic view of the Albert Dock.
St George's Hall viewed from Lime Street
World Museum Liverpool
The Carbuncle Cup–winning Pier Head Ferry Terminal stands in front of the Three Graces. The structure is a 2009 addition to the waterfront.

Amongst the buildings that are focal to this area are St George's Hall, Lime Street station, the Walker Art Gallery, the World Museum Liverpool, the former Great North Western Hotel and the entrance the Queensway Tunnel.

Main building on Pembroke Place

Liverpool Royal Infirmary

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Hospital in Pembroke Place in Liverpool, England.

Hospital in Pembroke Place in Liverpool, England.

Main building on Pembroke Place
The second incarnation of the infirmary
Former ward block at the third incarnation of the infirmary
Ground Floor plan of the third incarnation of the infirmary
First Floor plan of the third incarnation of the infirmary

The infirmary has its origins in a small building on Shaw's Brow which was opened by the 11th Earl of Derby on part of the site which is now occupied by St George's Hall on 25 March 1749.

William Grinsell Nicholl, mid 1860s, photographer unknown.

William Grinsell Nicholl

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British 19th-century architectural and monumental sculptor.

British 19th-century architectural and monumental sculptor.

William Grinsell Nicholl, mid 1860s, photographer unknown.
The Fitzwilliam Museum
The Oxford and Cambridge Club
St Georges Hall, Liverpool, from the southwest
Sir George Don monument, Anglican Cathedral, Gibraltar

Pediment and columns of St George's Hall, Liverpool (1850) - under Charles Robert Cockerell.