National Recording Project


Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Birkenhead Coat of Arms


Type Coat of Arms

     Putti seated symmetrically drape a garland across their legs, the right arm raised, resting on the side of 'cartouche' containing the coat of arms of Birkenhead.
     The Town Hall was opened in 1887. Originally, it housed all of the Corporations departments, but the expansion of the borough made it necessary to remove many of the departments to other buildings. It was built between 1883 & 1887, by C.O. Ellison & Son. The building was restored after a fire in 1901 by Henry Hartley. Masonry & brickwork by Alderman Ledlie of Bootle. Opening on 10 February 1887 by John Laird. Architect was chosen by Charles Barry F.S.A of London. Col. C.O. Elison's design chosen from 138 entries. The cost was £43,000.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
known, Not Not Known

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Whole sandstone None

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Don't know
Surface condition
Structural condition
Road Hamilton Square
Precise location Above main entrance of Town Hall, Hamilton Square
A-Z ref 1D 85
OS ref SJ327889
Date of design None
Year of unveiling None
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by None
Duty of care Wirral Borough Council
Listing status Don't know
At risk? Not at risk

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