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Dorman Memorial Museum

A Grade II Listed Building in Park, Middlesbrough

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Latitude: 54.5644 / 54°33'51"N

Longitude: -1.2408 / 1°14'26"W

OS Eastings: 449187

OS Northings: 519060

OS Grid: NZ491190

Mapcode National: GBR MHSN.5K

Mapcode Global: WHD6Z.XJ9Q

Entry Name: Dorman Memorial Museum

Listing Date: 28 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1137086

English Heritage Legacy ID: 59767

Location: Middlesbrough, TS5

County: Middlesbrough

Electoral Ward/Division: Park

Built-Up Area: Middlesbrough

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Linthorpe St Barnabas

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

NE (4919) south side.

3/60 Dorman Memorial
Museum, 1901/04 by J.M. Bottomley, Son and Welford (Leeds and
Middlesbrough). Smooth red brick with terracotta dressings and rusticated
quoins. Welsh slate roofs; felt slates on galleries; copper-clad dome.
Edwardian Baroque. 2 storeys, 7 bays. Central slightly-projecting
2-storey, l-bay porch. 4 steps, flanked by short balustrades and panelled
pedestal piers with ogee caps, lead to 2 sets of part-glazed and panelled
double doors and sidelights under frieze with painted raised lettering:
"DORMAN MEMORIAL MUSEUM" and wood mullioned-and-transomed lunette with keyed
archivolt and enriched spandrels: all in pedimented Ionic doorcase, with
arms of Middlesbrough Corporation, and foliage, in tympanum. Sash windows
in architraves with sill strings. Keystones and cornices over ground-floor
windows. Top entablature and blocking course; hipped roof and corniced end
stacks. Squat square central tower, under large octagonal cupola with
applied Ionic Order. Narrow round-headed windows in chamfered surrounds,
under hoodmoulds and enriched spandrels. Broad-ribbed dome has round
pedimented gabled angles and circular ogee-domed lantern with Ionic Order
and ball-and-stem finial. Recessed 1-storey, 1-bay wings at ends, fronting
exhibition galleries adjoining behind; the right has 4-bay blind
round-arcaded return, with blocked lunettes. Left return similar, but
partly obscurred by mid-C20 extensions. INTERIOR: entrance hall has
tessellated floor with patterned borders and centres. Dogleg staircase has
shaped and moulded tread ends, moulded square iron column balusters, fluted
column-on-vase newel and moulded wood handrail with bronze spikes. Glazed
and panelled doors in wood architraves. Ceiling cornices on both floors.
East and west galleries have barrel roofs with steel ribs and purlins, on
stone corbels, and wood dentil cornices. Central gallery has octagonal
light in octagonal umbrella dome with steel ribs and leaded-glazed lunettes
alternating with niches. HISTORY: built in memory of Lieut G.L. Dorman,
son of Sir A.J. Dorman (co-founder of Dorman Long Ltd.), killed in South
African War. Design resembles that for house in "A Book of Architecture",
James Gibbs, 1728, plate 62. Mid C20 extensions are not of special

Listing NGR: NZ4918719060

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