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Hancock Museum of Natural History

A Grade II* Listed Building in Westgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Latitude: 54.9805 / 54°58'49"N

Longitude: -1.6131 / 1°36'47"W

OS Eastings: 424857

OS Northings: 565169

OS Grid: NZ248651

Mapcode National: GBR SPB.0N

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.623P

Entry Name: Hancock Museum of Natural History

Listing Date: 17 December 1971

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1024951

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304384

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate

Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Newcastle St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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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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