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Latitude: 53.9566 / 53°57'23"N
Longitude: -1.0902 / 1°5'24"W
OS Eastings: 459794
OS Northings: 451551
OS Grid: SE597515
Mapcode National: GBR NQTP.RD
Mapcode Global: WHFC3.7T35
Entry Name: 118 and 120, Micklegate
Listing Date: 14 June 1954
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1257264
English Heritage Legacy ID: 464052
Location: York, YO1
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
1112-1/15/681 (North side)
14/06/54 Nos.118 AND 120
Town house. c1740, with late C18 and early C19 alteration;
restored 1968. For Robert Bower.
MATERIALS: front of mottled brick in Flemish bond with brick
dentil eaves course, orange-red brick dressings and timber
doorcase; stone-coped parapet with terminal piers masks slate
roof, hipped at front; brick ridge stack.
PLAN: town house plan.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attic; 3-window front. Open-pedimented
Doric doorcase to right, with engaged columns and door of
shaped raised and fielded panels beneath radial fanlight.
12-pane sashes on ground and first floors, those on ground
floor replacing late C19 shopfront; 6-pane sashes on second
floor. All windows have painted stone sills and flat arches of
gauged brick. Bands of raised brick at first and second floor
levels. Gabled dormer in attic.
Rear: 3 storeys and attic; 3-window, brick coped gable wall.
6-panel door with divided overlight to left. Windows have flat
arches of gauged brick. Raised bands of brick to first and
second floors: brick dentil eaves course beneath attic with
6-pane sash. Rainwater goods with fleur-de-lys clamps.
INTERIOR: cellar: cantilevered staircase rises from cellars to
attic, with turned balusters, three to a tread, every third
one twisted, and moulded, serpentine handrail, wreathed at
foot around turned newel. Stairwell floor of marble mosaic.
Ground floor: front room has dado rail, moulded raised
panelling and dentil cornice. Chimneypiece with eared fire
surround, enriched frieze and cornice shelf beneath
scroll-pedimented overmantel incorporates painted seascape by
Adam Willaerts. Fireplace flanked by matching doorcases.
First floor: front room has plain dado, moulded fielded
panelling, and modillion cornice. Chimneypiece with eared fire
surround and replacement grate, foliate frieze with centre
panel of relief-moulded mask; enriched overmantel with centre
panel of moulded classical figures in border of vine
guilloche, and cornice surmounted by swan-necked pediment
broken by garlanded urn. Panelled shutters survive. Rear rooms
are panelled. Room to right has marble fireplace with foliate
arabesque frieze, cornice, and overmantel in raised eared
Second floor: original fireplaces and other fittings, but no
(City of York: RCHME: South-west of the Ouse: HMSO: 1972-:
Listing NGR: SE5979451551
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