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Latitude: 53.6837 / 53°41'1"N
Longitude: -1.5008 / 1°30'2"W
OS Eastings: 433068
OS Northings: 420923
OS Grid: SE330209
Mapcode National: GBR KTYV.W6
Mapcode Global: WHC9Z.XNJV
Entry Name: Former City Museum
Listing Date: 30 March 1971
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1259120
English Heritage Legacy ID: 446030
Location: Wakefield, WF1
Electoral Ward/Division: Wakefield North
Built-Up Area: Wakefield
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Wakefield All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 02/08/2018
SE 3320 NW; 2/290
WOOD STREET (west side),
Former City Museum
(Formerly listed as: City Museum)
1820-21 building of sandstone ashlar. Two tall storeys, five bays. Plinth,
rusticated ground floor to first-floor band on which rest paired Ionic angle
pilasters and half-columns dividing bays. These support entablature below
hipped roof of graduated Welsh slate. Sash windows with glazing bars
(mostly replaced), those on first floor in narrow architraves with cornices and apron
panels. Incised letters in frieze; MECHANICS' INSTITUTION. Modern central
doorway. Returns have three grouped windows on each floor, framed in Ionic
orders. Rear elevation to Tammy Hall Street is stuccoed in Regency style.
Two storeys and basement with a low mezzanine having blank window panels.
Windows arranged 3:3:3, central ones in round bow. Sash windows with glazing
bars, (curved on plan in bows) mostly replaced. Another bow on south end.
wrought iron spearhead area railings with urn finials at intervals.
Listing NGR: SE3306820923
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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