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Skeldergate House Hotel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Micklegate, York

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Latitude: 53.9553 / 53°57'19"N

Longitude: -1.0836 / 1°5'0"W

OS Eastings: 460233

OS Northings: 451414

OS Grid: SE602514

Mapcode National: GBR NQWP.6W

Mapcode Global: WHFC3.BV74

Entry Name: Skeldergate House Hotel

Listing Date: 14 June 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1256636

English Heritage Legacy ID: 464712

Location: York, YO1

County: York

Electoral Ward/Division: Micklegate

Built-Up Area: York

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: York St Mary, Bishophill Junior

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text


1112-1/21/913 (South West side)
14/06/54 No.56
Skeldergate House Hotel


House, now hotel. c1777-8, altered and part demolished c1925.
Probably by John Carr for Ralph Dodsworth, Sheriff and Lord
Mayor of York.
MATERIALS: orange-red brick in Flemish bond, with window
arches of gauged brick; painted ashlar dressings and timber
eaves cornice; slate roof with brick stacks.
PLAN: originally central-entry plan.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attic; 5-window front, gable to
street. Open-pedimented doorcase with fluted pilasters,
moulded imposts and frieze block roundels; octagonal-panel
double door beneath plain fanlight in keyed round-arched
surround with sunk panel pilasters. To left, two 4-pane sashes
with flat arches of gauged brick; to right, flat arched
carriageway broken through to rear of building. First floor
windows are 12-pane sashes with sill band, over raised first
floor band, which returns on right side. Centre window has
eared and lobed architrave with pulvinated frieze and moulded
cornice; flanking windows have floating cornice above flat
arch. Second floor windows are squat 6-pane sashes, the centre
one in eared and lobed architrave, the flanking ones with
painted stone sills and flat arches. Moulded eaves cornice to
pedimented gable end. Radial-glazed oculus in painted ashlar
moulding in gable end. Pediment flanked by low parapets with
moulded coping terminating in urn finials. Rear: pedimented
gable end with moulded cornice, enclosing lunette window.
Right return: Venetian staircase window with radial-glazed
centre sash. Moulded eaves cornice.
INTERIOR: ground floor: original staircase column-on-vase
balusters re-used in rebuilt staircase in entrance hall.
Original plasterwork survives in entrance hall and former
stairhall to rear. Saloon to left of entrance retains moulded
skirting, enriched dado and panelling, cornice and plaster
ceiling. On first floor, landing has dentilled cornice. Room
to left survives intact, with fireplace of panelled pilasters
and console cornice shelf, and cast-iron grate. Arched bed
recess between Tuscan pilasters in rear wall.
(City of York: RCHME: South-west of the Ouse: HMSO: 1972-:

Listing NGR: SE6023351414

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