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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: St John’s House (former Pearl Assurance Building)

List entry Number: 1292419


St John’s House (former Pearl Assurance Building), 2-4, St John's Lane, Liverpool

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
LiverpoolMetropolitan Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 19-Jun-1985

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 359417

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 16/06/2015

SJ 3490 NE 49/1063

ST. JOHN'S LANE, L1, St John’s House (former Pearl Assurance Building), Nos. 2-4

(Formerly listed as Nos. 7-12 (consecutive) (St. John's House))


Office building. 1870s. A. Waterhouse for Pearl Assurance. Stone with granite ground floor, slate roof. 3 storeys with attics, 5 bays to St. John's Lane, octagonal corner tower and 3 bays to Queen Square. Ground floor has round-arched openings with C20 shop fronts with original glazing bars over. Cornice has entrance with cusped round-arched head and mosaic tympanum, flanking shafts with capitals. Round- headed entrance to left and traceried round-headed window to right. Pierced parapet with pinnacles and central traceried gable. 1st and 2nd floor paired sashed windows without glazing bars with strings and carved panels between floors. Corner stair window. Corbelled frieze with tracery, and cornice over. 4 dormers with tripartite sashed windows. Tracery in gables. Top stage of tower has windows of 2 round-headed lights under round-headed relieving arch pierced by a roundel. Panelled parapet with lettering "PEARL" on each face. Slate spire with lead cupola. End bay has round corner turret with moulded base dying into wall, Octagonal top has gallery with pierced balcony and segmental arches with windows behind, small spire with lead finial. Queen Square facade similar but with 2 tiers of windows in dormers and crocketed finials over. 5 panelled stacks.

Listing NGR: SJ3480390618

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National Grid Reference: SJ 34803 90618


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