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Liverpool (6) Bold Street Area, Old Bluecoat School Chambers and St Luke's Church

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The Bluecoat School Chambers is a beautiful building in the heart of Liverpool in School Lane at the end of Church Alley. The school was founded in 1709 and built in 1716-1717. It is a brick building with the central facade flanked by two long wings.

The stonework set within the brick walls of the Bluecoat Chambers is quite elaborate and very attractive to the eye.

The Bluecoat Chambers are lovely venue for chamber music concerts

 

 The left wing of the Bluecoat Chambers

 

The right wing of the Bluecoat Chambers

 

Left: The 'Old Post Office' pub in Old Post Office Place, just off Bold Street.

Right: Some modern attachment to the building just up from the Old Post Office

 

The Lyceum cum Post Office at the bottom of Bold Street which was first laid out in 1780.

The Lyceum Club was built as a library and news room in 1800-1802, designed by Thomas Harrison. It is ashlar faced and one of Liverpool's finest earliest buildings. The Lyceum was built to house the first gentlemen's subscription library in England, that had been established in 1757 and only closed in 1942.

 

Looking up Bold Street to St Luke's Church at the top. Many buildings in Bold Street survive from the 18th and 19th centuries.

 

St Luke's Church, designed by John Foster Senior and John Foster Junior, was built between 1811 and 1831 but was gutted by fire in a World War II bombing raid in May 1941. The remains of the church are preserved as a memorial to those who died.

 

The roofless chancel & nave and the tower of St Luke's Church.

 

Some of the fine detail of the stonework of St Luke's Church which is mainly Perpendicular in architectural style.

 

The 'Malta Stone' placed here by the George Cross Island Association in 1999 to commemorate 200 years of Anglo-Maltese friendship and is in memory of comrades who lost their lives in the longest siege in modern history from 1940-1943

 

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