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New Walk Museum

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: New Walk Museum

List entry Number: 1074797


New Walk Museum, 53, New Walk, Leicester, LE1 7EA

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: City of Leicester

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 05-Jan-1950

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 188761

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This list entry was subject to a Minor amendment on 08/08/2018

SK 5903 9/83

NEW WALK (South West Side) No 53, New Walk Museum

(Formerly listed as Museum (including Lord Mayor's Rooms) NEW WALK)

5.1.50 GV II Built in 1836 as a Nonconformist Proprietory School and sold to the Corporation in 1848 for use as the Museum. Architect J. A. Hanson. A large classical building in stucco with massive tetrastyle portico with giant Tuscan columns. Central entrance door with small moulded cornice on console brackets. Later additions on three sides. To left of portico 1876, large, of grey brick by Shenton and Baker, to right of portico 1932, stuccoed, by Albert Herbert, rear elevation with giant pilasters and pediment.

New Walk Museum and No 47 and Nos 58 to 64 (even) New Walk together with Nos 1, 3 and 5 Museum Square and Nos 59 to 61 (odd) Princess Road West and No 1 West Street form a group around Museum Square.

Listing NGR: SK5912703818

Selected Sources

Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 26 Leicestershire,

National Grid Reference: SK 59127 03818


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