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Annexe to Priory Street Sports and Community Centre and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Micklegate, York

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Latitude: 53.956 / 53°57'21"N

Longitude: -1.0885 / 1°5'18"W

OS Eastings: 459912

OS Northings: 451483

OS Grid: SE599514

Mapcode National: GBR NQVP.4M

Mapcode Global: WHFC3.7TYN

Entry Name: Annexe to Priory Street Sports and Community Centre and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 14 March 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1256861

English Heritage Legacy ID: 464493

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: Micklegate Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text


1112-1/20/892 (North East side)
Annexe to Priory Street Sports and
Community Centre and attached


Priory Street Wesleyan School extension, now part of community
centre (qv); attached railings and gate bounding playground on
north-west, south-west and south-east. 1905, with minor late
C20 alterations. By T Monkman and Sons.
MATERIALS: pink-grey mottled brick in English garden-wall
bond, with banding and dressings of orange-red brick; slate
roof with gabled louvres, and projecting boarded eaves
returned at each end to form bases to gable end bargeboards;
external brick cornice stacks banded in contrasting brick.
Cast-iron gate and railings, part on brick wall with flat
stone coping, part on chamfered stone plinth, with piers of
brick and ashlar.
EXTERIOR: playground front: 2 storeys, 11 unequal bays. On
ground floor, left end bays separated by dwarf pilaster
buttresses; end bay altered to form entrance with C20 glazed
doors, the others having tall windows. Similar window to right
of centre beside extruded stack. Centre bay occupied by small
sash window beneath cross-glazed oculus. On first floor, 9
windows, 6 shorter windows are interspersed with 3 tall
windows over aprons of contrasting brick which break roof line
as flat half-dormers. Pivoting windows have small-pane
glazing, painted stone sills and flat arches of gauged brick.
South-east front: gabled wings of 2 storeys with attics
project between 1-storey end blocks and linked by 1-storey
centre block; irregular fenestration. Entrances in wings
retain original half-glazed and panelled double doors beneath
lintels, left one inscribed 'GIRLS', right one 'BOYS', and
moulded and shaped flat hoods. Attic windows are lunettes with
6-pane centre lights and stone sills, beneath keyed
semicircular arches of gauged brick.
Priory Street front: three windows on ground floor, centre one
altered to C20 glazed doors, beneath flat arches of gauged
brick, centre one with stepped keyblock. Above, band of
contrasting diapered brick. In attic, cross-glazed oculus in
keyed surround of gauged brick.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: railings to north-west on low brick wall
extending from square section terminal pier to north with
ashlar necking, moulded cornice and flat cap; railings and
standards are turned with halberd finials. Railings and foot
gate to south-west, returning on south-east, on chamfered
stone plinth between square section piers on high plinths,
with moulded cornices and cross-pedimented caps. Turned

railings and standards with tall arrowhead tips; gate posts
turned, with ball finials.
(Bartholomew City Guides: Hutchinson J and Palliser DM: York:
Edinburgh: 1980-: 217; Pace GG: Bishophill: York: York: 1974-:
5, 25).

Listing NGR: SE5991251483

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