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Front door
An impressive front door

The competition to design St Georgeís Hall was entered by over 80 architects.

The total cost of the building was over £300,000.

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The small concert room is 72 ft by 77 ft and can hold 1,200 people.

The Great Hall is 169 feet long 74 feet wide

The organ was the biggest in the country until a larger one was built in the Royal Albert hall in 1871
It has a total of 7,737 pipes.

North Entrance
First impressions count

The floor contains over 30,000 tiles
Each pair of side doors is 12ft 8in high and 6ft 4in wide
Each pair weighs 43cwt
The screens at the south end of the hall are 21ft wide and 12ft high and weighs 74 cwt.

The 12 statues around the hall are:

  • Sir Robert Peel - founder of the modern Conservative party
  • William Roscoe - Liverpool patron of the arts
  • Sir William Brown - Liverpool cotton merchant and benefactor of the Free Public Library
  • Edward Stanley - statesman and scholar
  • William Ewart Gladstone- four time Prime Minister
    Samuel Robert graves - merchant and ship owner
  • Edward Whitley - solicitor who held public office in Liverpool
  • Frederick Stanley - 16th Earl of Derby
  • Rev. Jonathan Brooks - Senior Rector and Archdeacon
  • George Stephenson - inventor and pioneer of railways and chief engineer to Liverpool & Manchester railway company
  • Rev. Hugh McNeile - curate of St Judeís and of St Paulís
  • Joseph Mayer - antiquary and collector, principal founder of Liverpool Museum.

 

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