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Blaydes House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Kingston upon Hull, Kingston upon Hull

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.7457 / 53°44'44"N

Longitude: -0.3295 / 0°19'46"W

OS Eastings: 510261

OS Northings: 428998

OS Grid: TA102289

Mapcode National: GBR GQN.1N

Mapcode Global: WHGFR.X38S

Plus Code: 9C5XPMWC+75

Entry Name: Blaydes House

Listing Date: 13 October 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1209566

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387592

Location: St. Andrew's and Docklands, Kingston upon Hull, HU1

County: Kingston upon Hull

Electoral Ward/Division: Myton

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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Description


KINGSTON UPON HULL

TA1029SW HIGH STREET
680-1/19/175 (East side)
13/10/52 No.6
Blaydes House

II*

House, now architects' offices. c1760, possibly incorporating
part of an earlier house. Restored 1982. Brick with ashlar
dressings, some painted, with hipped and gabled pantile roofs.
Single side wall, 2 rear wall and single gable stacks.
Rendered plinth, ground floor and first-floor sill bands,
quoins to ground floor, cornice, coped parapet. 3 storeys;
5-window range. Double depth plan with rear wing.
On the first floor, five 12-pane sashes with keystone lintels,
and above, five 6-pane sashes with plain lintels. Central
wooden portico with marble steps and a pair of Doric columns
carrying an entablature and dentillated pediment. Paired Doric
pilaster responds with entablature. Moulded doorcase with
double keystone and fielded 6-panel door. To left, a slightly
recessed single bay with blank windows below and a 9-pane
window to the second floor. Blank left return.
Right return, to Blaydes Staith, has on the first floor 2
blanks, then a 2-pane sash, all with keystone lintels. Above,
2 smaller blanks and to right, a 2-light casement. Below, 2
blanks, then a 12-pane sash, all with keystone lintels. To
right, rear wing, 2 storeys plus attics. Two 12-pane sashes on
each floor with keystone lintels. Attic has a gabled dormer
with a 2-light casement. Rear has to left a rendered gable
with a 16-pane sash and below, a C20 door and a 12-pane sash.
To right, a Venetian window with keystone, then two 12-pane
sashes. Above, 2 gabled dormers with 2-light casements. Below,
a 9-pane sash, then two 12-pane sashes.
INTERIOR has an outstanding winder stair with panelled soffit,
vase and baluster newels and ramped scrolled handrail.
Corinthian Venetian window and Rococo plaster ceiling to
stairwell. Central entrance hall has fielded panelled dado,
dentillated cornice and round arch towards stairwell. Dining
room has enriched dentillated cornice and enriched moulded
doorcase flanked by Corinthian quarter-pilasters, with foliage
trail frieze and enriched broken pediment. Tabernacle Room has
moulded wall panelling and dentillated cornice. Fireplace has
panelled eared and shouldered architrave, cornice, and
overmantel panel in similar style. On the outer wall, a recess
framed by pilasters under a segmental pediment.
This building is an important example of a merchant's house
which embodied domestic and commercial functions, and was
situated on the quayside for this reason.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Yorkshire: York & the East
Riding: Harmondsworth: 1972-: 277; Hall I: Georgian Hull:
York: 1978-1979: 14, 30, 31, 34, 59).


Listing NGR: TA1026128998

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