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New Walk Museum

A Grade II Listed Building in Leicester, Leicester

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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

Plus Code: 9C4WJVHC+HV

Entry Name: New Walk Museum

Listing Date: 5 January 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1074797

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188761

Location: Castle, Leicester, LE1

County: 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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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 15 February 2021 to correct the spelling of architecture's name and to reformat the text to current standards

SK 5903

NEW WALK (south west side)
No 53, New Walk Museum

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

Built in 1836 as a Nonconformist Proprietory School and sold to the Corporation in 1848 for use as the Museum. Architect J. A. Hansom. 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

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