Former City Museum


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
Former City Museum, Wood Street


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Statutory Address:
Former City Museum, Wood Street

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

Wakefield (Metropolitan Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SE 33068 20923


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)


GV II* 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


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

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Date: 29 Mar 2001
Reference: IOE01/03863/29
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Turner. Source Historic England Archive
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