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The Museum

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.6641 / 52°39'50"N

Longitude: 0.1613 / 0°9'40"E

OS Eastings: 546260

OS Northings: 309567

OS Grid: TF462095

Mapcode National: GBR L1Q.ZJK

Mapcode Global: WHJPH.G91G

Entry Name: The Museum

Listing Date: 10 February 1969

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1126669

English Heritage Legacy ID: 48325

Location: Wisbech, Fenland, Cambridgeshire, PE13

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Fenland

Civil Parish: Wisbech

Built-Up Area: Wisbech

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Wisbech St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

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Page 55 Item number 6/127 10.2.69


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WISBECH MUSEUM SQUARE
TF 4609
(North Side)
6/127 The Museum
GV II*

Museum, one of the first to be designed in the country,
architect George Buckler (b.1811-86). Built in 1846-7. Grey
gault brick with stone dressings; slate roofs with two stacks.
Two storeys and half-basements; two rear wings extended in
1884. Symmetrical facade with entrance bay recessed. Deep,
moulded dentil cornice and stone frieze band. Rainwater head
taken from Albion Place dated 1722 with cross-keys. Main
entrance approached by seven stone steps with iron railings.
Quasi-Doric porch, including side-lights, to half-glazed double
doors. Two, first floor, and two larger ground floor
three-light hung sash windows with console brackets to cills and
deep cornices. Four stone piers terminate low garden wall with
stone copings, originally with iron railings. Interior has
entrance hall with top lit central hall to rear. Long display
hall to left hand with gallery on three sides and two open
string staircases with patterned cast iron balusters. Library
to right hand exended 1884. All rooms fitted with original
display cases and bookcases.
VCH Cambs, p.243.
Gardiner, History of Wisbech, p,199.
Pevsner, Buildings in England, p.502.
Wisbech Society Annual Report, 1960.
Craddock and Walker, History of Wisbech, p.433.
A. Peckover, Watercolour, W. & F. Mus.
S. Smith, photographic collection, W. & F. Mus, 1853-8.
P.H. Peckover, photographic collection, p,121, 1931.


Listing NGR: TF4626009567

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