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A Grade II Listed Building in Kingston upon Hull, City of Kingston upon Hull

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Latitude: 53.7452 / 53°44'42"N

Longitude: -0.3329 / 0°19'58"W

OS Eastings: 510040

OS Northings: 428934

OS Grid: TA100289

Mapcode National: GBR GPN.BV

Mapcode Global: WHGFR.V4N6

Entry Name: No. 79, LOWGATE

Listing Date: 21 January 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197730

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387662

Location: Kingston upon Hull, HU1

County: City of Kingston upon Hull

Electoral Ward/Division: Myton

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Kingston upon Hull

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Hull (Lowgate) St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 27/03/2013

This List entry was subject to a Minor Enhancement on 30/03/2017

TA 1028 NW,

LOWGATE (West side),

(Formerly listed as City Record Office)



Built 1882, architect Joseph Tiffen, the top storey and corner turret were added in 1908 by Brodrick, Lowther & Walker.
Former Mason's wine merchants' offices and warehouse, later City Record Office (Record Office relocated to Hull History Centre in 2009). Restored and converted c1985. Red brick with ashlar dressings and slate roofs. Blue brick plinth, string courses, cornice and blocking. 5 storeys plus basement; 5x3 windows. Corner site with rounded corner entrance bay. Rounded entrance bay is topped with a single stage round tower with a 3-light window and dentillated cornice and conical roof with finial. On the first floor, a round-headed plain sash with pointed-arched hoodmould, and above, a moulded roundel with a coat of arms and the date 1881. Above again, a segment-headed 2-light window and above again a larger 2-light glazing bar window with keystone. Ashlar entrance with Doric half-columns and pilasters to entablature. Moulded doorcase with double keystone and panelled double doors. Main front, to Lowgate, has shallow pilasters between the 3 centre bays and the end bays. On the first floor, 5 round-arched windows with pointed-arched hoodmoulds, and above, 5 traceried round windows. Above again, 5 segment-headed 2-light casements, and above them, five 2-light glazing bar casements with keystones. On the ground floor, 4 windows with moulded round arches and to left, a former cart entrance with a C20 door and overlights. Basement has 4 openings with chamfered lintels and latticework grilles. Right return, to Guildhall road, has similar fenestration with 3 windows on the first and second floors. On the third floor, 2 segment-headed windows. Above, two 2-light mullioned casements and to their right, a canted oriel window with 4 lights. On the ground floor, a central segment-headed window flanked by single round-arched windows. Basement has 2 openings with chamfered lintels and latticework grilles.
INTERIOR has stone cantilever stair with winders, and some original glazed wooden screens and doors.

Listing NGR: TA1004028934

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