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Williamson Art Gallery and Museum

A Grade II Listed Building in Oxton, Wirral

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3847 / 53°23'4"N

Longitude: -3.0399 / 3°2'23"W

OS Eastings: 330929

OS Northings: 388041

OS Grid: SJ309880

Mapcode National: GBR 7Y69.ND

Mapcode Global: WH87D.86P2

Entry Name: Williamson Art Gallery and Museum

Listing Date: 10 August 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282541

English Heritage Legacy ID: 389353

Location: Wirral, CH43

County: Wirral

Electoral Ward/Division: Oxton

Built-Up Area: Birkenhead

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Birkenhead Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


BIRKENHEAD

SJ3088 SLATEY ROAD, Claughton
789-1/10/206 (East side)
Williamson Art Gallery and Museum

GV II

Art gallery and museum. 1928. By Leonard Hannaford and Herbert
Thearle. Brick with stone dressings, part-glazed low pitched
roof. Single-storeyed, built around 2 internal courtyards.
Neo-Georgian style. Entrance front to Slatey Road with
advanced entrance towards centre: paired Corinthian columns
flank double doors in stone architrave, "Williamson Art
Gallery and Museum" inscribed in the cornice above. Flanking
bays marked by large brick-work panels with rusticated brick
frieze below stone cornice, and brick quoins at angles. Paired
Corinthian pilasters each side of recessed round arched window
towards the right. Centre of elevation to Ball's Road slightly
advanced and marked by 6 Corinthian pilasters under cornice
with paterae. Between the pilasters, expressed round arched
blind niches, 2 with abstract reliefs. Stone plinth and
cornice throughout. The building is almost entirely
windowless, relying on top-lighting into the galleries which
are arranged on the corridor principal.


Listing NGR: SJ3092988041

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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