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Numbers 2-8 (Consecutive) and Attached Garden Railings, Gates and Gate Posts

A Grade II Listed Building in Guildhall, York

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Latitude: 53.9553 / 53°57'18"N

Longitude: -1.0814 / 1°4'53"W

OS Eastings: 460376

OS Northings: 451410

OS Grid: SE603514

Mapcode National: GBR NQWP.PW

Mapcode Global: WHFC3.CV96

Entry Name: Numbers 2-8 (Consecutive) and Attached Garden Railings, Gates and Gate Posts

Listing Date: 14 June 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1256412

English Heritage Legacy ID: 464944

Location: York, YO1

County: York

Electoral Ward/Division: Guildhall

Built-Up Area: York

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: York All Saints, Pavement

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text


1112-1/21/1135 (North West side)
14/06/54 Nos.2-8 (Consecutive)
and attached garden railings, gates
and gate posts


Terrace of 7 houses, with garden railings, gates and gate
posts attached to fronts. Early C19. Red-grey brick in Flemish
bond, with timber doorcases; hipped slate roof with
wrought-iron corner scrolls and brick stacks. Painted
cast-iron railings, gates and gate posts.
EXTERIOR: 2-storey 7-window front. Each house has a doorcase
of slender fluted columns, some with capitals enriched with
applied mouldings, beaded panelled friezes and flat cornice
hoods. All doors, except that to No.2, are of 6 raised and
fielded panels, and recessed, beneath overlight, in incised
panelled reveals: No.2 has replacement glazed door. To left of
door, all houses, except No.8, have a shallow 2-storey bay
window, all except No.4 having 16-pane sashes with painted
stone sills and beaded panelled friezes on both floors. No.4
has 8-pane replacement sashes, and No.8 has 12-pane sash with
renewed sill and flat arch of gauged brick on first floor. 3
sets of rainwater goods with fluted bowl heads and
fleur-de-lys clamps drain eaves guttering on paired
Left return: 2-storey 2-window front, with 2-storey extension
bay to left, raised above retaining wall and steps on
north-east side of South Esplanade (qv) which forms basement.
Two barred square openings in basement. Original windows are
16-pane sashes on both floors, those on ground floor in
shallow bows. All have renewed sills, and those on first floor
have flat arches of gauged brick. Extension is canted at
corner and has 3 x 8-pane casement windows on both floors.
INTERIORS: No.5 has moulded border to entrance hall ceiling,
and round arch on pilasters to stairhall. No.7 retains
original room and cupboard doors and architraves with paterae
in most rooms: front room on ground floor has chimneypiece
with reeded surround, floral paterae and cornice shelf.
Staircase balustrade is of stick balusters with turned newel
and flat moulded handrail. First floor front room retains
original chimneypiece.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: garden railings on low brick walls with
stone coping, garden gates and gate posts survive in part to
all houses except No.5: only those to No.2 are complete.
Railings, gate railings, gate posts and standards are turned,
and standards and gate posts taper: railings have pointed
tips, standards urn finials, and gate posts ball finials.
(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 235).

Listing NGR: SE6037651410

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