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York House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wakefield North, Wakefield

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.6825 / 53°40'57"N

Longitude: -1.503 / 1°30'10"W

OS Eastings: 432925

OS Northings: 420789

OS Grid: SE329207

Mapcode National: GBR KTYV.DN

Mapcode Global: WHC9Z.WPGR

Entry Name: York House

Listing Date: 14 July 1953

Last Amended: 1 February 1979

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1242813

English Heritage Legacy ID: 443763

Location: Wakefield, WF1

County: Wakefield

Electoral Ward/Division: Wakefield North

Built-Up Area: Wakefield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Wakefield All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

1. DRURY LANE
5115 -----------
No 12 (York House)
(Formerly listed as
Wakefield and County Club)
SE 3220 NE 1/24 14.7.53.

II*

2.
Third quarter of C18, built for James Banks, founder of the first Wakefield
Theatre. Substantial square house of 2½ storeys with 5-window north and west
facades. Light red brick with finely gauged arches, triple keystones and stone
cills to recessed sash windows with glazing bars some original, some early
C19. Hipped roof of stone slates has moulded stone eaves cornice. Classical
central entrances on both moats. 2-storey, north-east kitchen wing has Venetian
window below, lunette above. Interior woodwork complete and of good quality,
particularly doorcases. Three handsome carved chimney-pieces, one with panel
above holding contemporary painting of Chinese scene. Arches over hall and
landings; staircase rather small. Deep plaster cornices to most rooms, but
Adam-style decoration in one room is reproduction.


Listing NGR: SE3292520789

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

Description

1. DRURY LANE
5115 -----------
No 12 (York House)
(Formerly listed as
Wakefield and County Club)
SE 3220 NE 1/24 14.7.53.

II*

2.
Third quarter of C18, built for James Banks, founder of the first Wakefield
Theatre. Substantial square house of 2½ storeys with 5-window north and west
facades. Light red brick with finely gauged arches, triple keystones and stone
cills to recessed sash windows with glazing bars some original, some early
C19. Hipped roof of stone slates has moulded stone eaves cornice. Classical
central entrances on both moats. 2-storey, north-east kitchen wing has Venetian
window below, lunette above. Interior woodwork complete and of good quality,
particularly doorcases. Three handsome carved chimney-pieces, one with panel
above holding contemporary painting of Chinese scene. Arches over hall and
landings; staircase rather small. Deep plaster cornices to most rooms, but
Adam-style decoration in one room is reproduction.


Listing NGR: SE3292520789

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