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Hancock Museum of Natural History, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: Hancock Museum of Natural History

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 17 December 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 304384

OS Grid Reference: NZ2485765169
OS Grid Coordinates: 424857, 565169
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9805, -1.6131

Location: Great North Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 7RH

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: England
Postcode: NE1 7RH

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Listing Text


14/83 Hancock Museum of Natural

G.V. II*

Museum.1878 by John Wardle for the Newcastle Natural History Society. Sandstone
ashlar with plinth;roof not visible. Greek Revival style. 2 storeys, 4:1:5:1:4
bays. One-bay projections flank wide stone steps up to terrace with 5 double
doors and overlights. Plain stone reveals to doors and to wood mullioned-and-
transomed windows in end bays and on first floor; ground floor of projections
has blind panels. Square Doric attached columns define sections. Entablature
and parapet with raised panels over projecting wings and over central low
relief THE HANCOCK MUSEUM on fascia. Square piers flanking lowest steps have
cast iron urn-shaped supports to square gas lamps, now disused.

Listing NGR: NZ2485765169

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Source: English Heritage

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