Atkinson Art Gallery and Library

The Atkinson (original building)
Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport.jpg
The combined building, with the former bank in the foreground
LocationLord Street, Southport, Sefton, Merseyside, England
Coordinates53°38′49″N 3°00′23″W / 53.6470°N 3.0065°W / 53.6470; -3.0065Coordinates: 53°38′49″N 3°00′23″W / 53.6470°N 3.0065°W / 53.6470; -3.0065
OS grid referenceSD 336 172
Built1876–78
Built forSouthport Corporation
ArchitectWaddington and Son
Architectural style(s)Neoclassical
Governing bodySefton Metropolitan Borough Council
Websitehttps://www.theatkinson.co.uk
Listed Building – Grade II
Designated15 November 1972
Reference no.1379669
Atkinson Art Gallery and Library is located in Southport town centre
Atkinson Art Gallery and Library
Location of The Atkinson (original building) in Southport town centre
Atkinson Art Gallery and Library (former bank)
Built1879
Built forManchester and Liverpool District Bank
Architectural style(s)Renaissance
Listed Building – Grade II
Designated29 July 1999
Reference no.1379675

The Atkinson is a building on the east side of Lord Street extending round the corner into Eastbank Street, Southport, Sefton, Merseyside, England. The building is a combination of two former buildings, the original Atkinson Art Gallery and Library that opened in 1878, and the adjacent Manchester and Liverpool District Bank that was built in 1879. These were combined in 1923–24 and the interiors have been integrated. The original building is in Neoclassical style, and the former bank is in Renaissance style.

The art gallery and library has been integrated with the Southport Arts Centre and is now known as The Atkinson.

The two former buildings are each recorded in the National Heritage List for England as designated Grade II listed buildings.


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