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Ambassador Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Micklegate, York

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Latitude: 53.9512 / 53°57'4"N

Longitude: -1.0968 / 1°5'48"W

OS Eastings: 459372

OS Northings: 450948

OS Grid: SE593509

Mapcode National: GBR NQSR.BB

Mapcode Global: WHFC3.3YZ9

Entry Name: Ambassador Hotel

Listing Date: 21 April 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1256423

English Heritage Legacy ID: 464909

Location: York, YO24

County: York

Electoral Ward/Division: Micklegate

Built-Up Area: York

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Micklegate Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text


1112-1/24/1090 (South East side)
21/04/83 Nos.123 AND 125
Ambassador Hotel
(Formerly Listed as:


Two houses, now hotel. 1833. Stucco with slate roofs.
EXTERIOR: No.123 is of 2 storeys plus attic and cellars and
No.125 is of 2 storeys plus cellars. Each has a symmetrical
3-bay facade, with a narrow C20 one-bay one-storey link.
The central bay of No.123 is recessed slightly. The outer bays
are flanked by giant pilasters and have single-storey timber
canted bay windows with cornices and with sashes divided into
horizontal-rectangular panes. The 1st floor windows are
similar and have architraves. The attic is lit by 3 gabled
dormers with casement windows, the outer ones now of UPVC. The
recessed centre contains a distyle porch, with fluted columns
in antis supporting an entablature. The cornice breaks
forwards on brackets at the centre to form a balcony, now
without railings. The inner doorway has a divided door, and
flanking lights with margin panes. The eaves are coved.
No.125 has single-storey sashed canted bay windows to its
outer bays, set on panels and with cornices. The 1st floor
windows are sashed, and the central bay projects slightly
under a narrow pediment. The porch has corner pilasters and a
cornice. The outer doorway has a semicircular head with
overlight, and panelled reveals. Timber cornice gutter.
At basement level C20 additions project forwards under a flat
roof which forms a terrace. C20 extensions to the left of
INTERIOR: not inspected.
No.125 is included in the list for the first time.
(An Inventory of the Historical Monuments of the City of York:
RCHME: South-west of the Ouse: HMSO: 1972-: 127).

Listing NGR: SE5937250948

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

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