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St Marys Abbey Remains Hospitium and Watergate

A Grade II* Listed Building in Guildhall, York

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Latitude: 53.9612 / 53°57'40"N

Longitude: -1.0894 / 1°5'21"W

OS Eastings: 459846

OS Northings: 452065

OS Grid: SE598520

Mapcode National: GBR NQTM.YR

Mapcode Global: WHFC3.7PJM

Plus Code: 9C5WXW66+F7

Entry Name: St Marys Abbey Remains Hospitium and Watergate

Listing Date: 14 June 1954

Last Amended: 14 March 1997

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1257129

English Heritage Legacy ID: 464212

ID on this website: 101257129

Location: Museum Gardens, York, North Yorkshire, YO30

County: York

Electoral Ward/Division: Guildhall

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: York

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: York St Olave with St Giles

Church of England Diocese: York

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1112-1/12/779 St Mary's Abbey remains: Hospitium
14/06/54 and Watergate
(Formerly Listed as:
The Hospitium and Water Gate)


Possible Abbey guesthouse and watergate attached to north-east
corner; now part of The Yorkshire Museum (qv). Lower storey of
house C14, upper storey C15, partly reconstructed and heavily
restored 1930-31: gateway c1500.
MATERIALS: lower storey of hospitium of magnesian limestone
ashlar on chamfered plinth; upper storey timber-framed with
rendered infilling; plain tile roof. Gateway of re-used
magnesian limestone, inner face of upper storey of orange
wall-tiles: unroofed. 6-bay hall and aisled undercroft.
EXTERIOR: Hospitium: 2-storey 6-bay front, with exposed
timber-frame to hall. Undercroft has rebuilt double chamfered
doorway with plank double doors on iron strap hinges in
2-centred moulded arch. Windows to left are single slits in
chamfered openings, to right of 2 lights in double chamfered
openings. Access to hall by reconstructed external staircase
to 2-centred timber doorway with double doors on C-hinges.
Windows are of 4 lights. River front: repeats main front
without doors. To left return, undercroft has three slit
lights, hall 3-light window flanked by 1-light windows: to
right return, three 2-light windows to undercroft, to hall
2-light outer windows, 5-light centre window. All multi-light
windows to undercroft have chamfered stone mullions: to hall,
timber mullions.
Watergate: incorporated in wall approximately 8 metres long,
between 6.5 and 7.5 metres high on chamfered plinth, stepped
up at left end. Cart arch is 2 centred, of 2 moulded and
chamfered orders beneath coved hoodmould: smaller foot-gate to
left is similar: both are rebated on inner side. Further left
is decayed square-headed window opening. On first floor two
square-headed windows of 2 trefoiled lights, one now
INTERIOR: of Hospitium: two colonnades of octagonal columns
with moulded bases and capitals support hall floor.
Scheduled Ancient Monument.
(An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York:
RCHME: Outside the City Walls East of the Ouse: HMSO London:
1975-: 13-14).

Listing NGR: SE5983852070

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