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New Walk Museum

A Grade II Listed Building in Leicester, City of Leicester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6289 / 52°37'44"N

Longitude: -1.1279 / 1°7'40"W

OS Eastings: 459127

OS Northings: 303818

OS Grid: SK591038

Mapcode National: GBR FHM.YH

Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.N54Y

Entry Name: New Walk Museum

Listing Date: 5 January 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1074797

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188761

Location: Leicester, LE1

County: City of Leicester

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Leicester

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Leicester Holy Trinity with St John the Divine

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor amendment on 08/08/2018

SK 5903
9/83

NEW WALK (South West Side)
No 53, New Walk Museum

(Formerly listed as Museum (including Lord Mayor's Rooms) NEW WALK)

5.1.50

GV
II
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.

New Walk Museum and No 47 and Nos 58 to 64 (even) New Walk together with Nos 1, 3 and 5 Museum Square and Nos 59 to 61 (odd) Princess Road West and No 1 West Street form a group around Museum Square.

Listing NGR: SK5912703818

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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