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Former City Museum

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wakefield North, Wakefield

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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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1259120

English Heritage Legacy ID: 446030

Location: Wakefield, WF1

County: Wakefield

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

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Listing Text

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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