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Description: Museum (Including Lord Mayor's Room)
Date Listed: 5 January 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 188761
OS Grid Reference: SK5912703818
OS Grid Coordinates: 459127, 303818
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6289, -1.1279
(South West Side)
Museum (including Lord
SK 5903 9/83 5.1.50 Mayor's Rooms)
Built in 1836 as a Nonconformist Proprietory School and sold to the Corporation
in 1848 for use as the Museum. Architect J. A. Hanson. A large classical
building in stucco with massive tetrastyle portico with giant Tuscan columns.
Central entrance door with small moulded cornice on console brackets.
Later additions on three sides. To left of portico 1876, large, of grey
brick by Shenton and Baker, to right of portico 1932, stuccoed, by Albert
Herbert, rear elevation with giant pilasters and pediment.
The Museum and No 47 and Nos 58 to 64 (even) New Walk together with Nos
1,2 and 3 Museum Square and Nos 31 to 61 (odd) Princess Road and No 1
West Street form a group around Museum Square.
Listing NGR: SK5912703818
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Source: English Heritage
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