This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.
Latitude: 53.9587 / 53°57'31"N
Longitude: -1.0921 / 1°5'31"W
OS Eastings: 459666
OS Northings: 451780
OS Grid: SE596517
Mapcode National: GBR NQTN.BN
Mapcode Global: WHFC3.6R5K
Entry Name: Royal York Hotel and Area Railings Attached at Side and Rear
Listing Date: 24 June 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1256559
English Heritage Legacy ID: 464772
Location: York, YO24
Electoral Ward/Division: Micklegate
Built-Up Area: York
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: York St Paul
Church of England Diocese: York
SE5951NE STATION ROAD
1112-1/15/1002 (West side)
24/06/83 Royal York Hotel and area railings
attached at side and rear
Station hotel with area railings attached at side and rear.
1878-96. By Thomas Prosser and William Peachey for the North
East Railway Co.
MATERIALS: yellow Scarborough brick in English bond with
rusticated basement, chamfered ashlar quoins and bands of red
brick arched over window heads; ashlar dressings, and strings,
impost bands, copings and cornices of moulded stone. Stone
balustraded brick parapets with urns and brick stacks with
stone cornices to slate roof. Railings are cast-iron. STYLE:
EXTERIOR: main front: 3 storeys with basement and attics; 19
windows arranged 2:5:5:5:2: end and centre blocks are quoined
and break forward; centre block extends further forward with
2-storey 5-bay block between 1-storey 3-bay ranges with
1-storey projecting porch at right end. In the end block
re-entrants are stone oriel windows on first floor. At far
right end, 2-bay crosswing extension of 5 storeys with attics
Basement openings have cambered arches of radiating rusticated
brick voussoirs with stone keyblocks. Flat roofed porch has
C20 small-pane glazed double doors in moulded round arch.
Ground and first floor windows in end and centre blocks form
2-storey canted bays. In the end blocks, ground floor windows
are segment-headed sashes in stilted arches with stiff leaf
imposts, carved keyblocks and inset moulded voussoirs; in the
centre block, they are similar but round-arched; elsewhere
they have round arches with inset plain voussoirs and imposts.
First floor windows are segment-arched, those in end and
centre blocks with moulded segmental hoods on brackets, and
those in centre block with bracketed brick balconies. Ground
and first floor windows have moulded stone sunk panels beneath
them. Second floor windows are squat sashes with sills on
brackets, those in end and centre blocks with bracketed
cornice hoods, otherwise with keyed brick arches. End and
centre block attic windows have keyed cambered brick arches;
elsewhere they have shaped lintels and pedimented gables.
Moulded second floor cornice is dentilled over the end and
centre blocks. Porch, end block bay windows, oriels and
1-storey ranges are capped with parapets pierced with bands of
Crosswing fronted by full height twin gabled square bay
crowned by pediments broken by shell mouldings and with paired
windows in ashlar surrounds. Ground floor windows are
tripartite segment and round headed sashes framed in pilasters
with imposts beneath continuous pulvinated frieze and cornice.
Tripartite first floor windows framed in Ionic pilasters
supporting entablatures with dentilled cornices and scrolled
pediments broken by grotesques in foliage. On second and third
floors, paired windows are framed in 2 tiers of Ionic
pilasters carrying entablature with cornice over third floor:
beneath third floor windows are carved swags. Fourth floor
windows are single sashes with affronted strapwork scrolls
beneath them and channelled wedge lintels. Modillioned cornice
beneath attic which has single sashes with moulded lintels.
Unless indicated otherwise, all windows are 4-pane sashes.
Tower is topped by moulded corbel cornice and balustraded
Station Road front: 3 storeys with basement and attic; 10 bays
arranged 3:4:3: the end blocks are quoined and break forward:
right end block has projecting 1-storey porch. Doors in porch
are glazed and panelled. Other details as for main front.
INTERIOR: not fully inspected. Of particular note in the
public areas are the basement bar and staircase both lined
with ceramic tiles. The main staircase is cantilevered and
rises around an open well the full height of the building with
balustrade of cast-iron openwork panels and ornate ceramic
newels at the foot.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: area railings on low stone plinth are
diamond latticed panels with conical pendant finials and
turned standards with macehead bases and spiked finials.
(Bartholomew City Guides: Hutchinson J and Palliser DM: York:
Edinburgh: 1980-: 246-7).
Listing NGR: SE5966651780
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
Book cover links are generated automatically from the sources. They are not necessarily always correct, as book names at Amazon may not be quite the same as those used referenced in the text.
Source title links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.
Other nearby listed buildings