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All Saints School

A Grade II* Listed Building in Micklegate, York

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Latitude: 53.9514 / 53°57'5"N

Longitude: -1.0947 / 1°5'40"W

OS Eastings: 459511

OS Northings: 450967

OS Grid: SE595509

Mapcode National: GBR NQSR.T8

Mapcode Global: WHFC3.4YZ5

Entry Name: All Saints School

Listing Date: 24 June 1983

Last Amended: 14 March 1997

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1257280

English Heritage Legacy ID: 464068

Location: York, YO24

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


1112-1/1/694 (South West side)
24/06/83 All Saints School
(Formerly Listed as:
Three storey block at Mill Mount


House, now school. c1850 with later C19 and C20 alterations.
By JB and W Atkinson for CH Elsey.
MATERIALS: beige brick in Flemish bond, with painted moulded
stone plinth band and painted stone dressings; ground floor of
centre block and porch are of painted rusticated stone.
Shallow pitched hipped slate roof with wide eaves on shaped
brackets. Screen walls at front of red brick in random bond on
moulded brick plinth with moulded stone plinth band and
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys on high basement plinth, part with attic;
3-window centre block has projecting 2-storey 1-bay closed
porch and is flanked by angled 2-bay wings articulated by
pilaster strips and clasping pilasters: basement hidden by
curving screen walls attached to porch.
Porch has rusticated pilaster piers at the corners supporting
incised panel frieze and low parapet on moulded cornice,
dentilled and breaking forward over piers: 3-leaf door is
panelled and has tall 2-light round-arched overlight. Porch is
flanked on ground floor by narrow 12-pane sash windows: above,
first floor windows are standard 12-pane sashes; to attic,
squat 6-pane sashes with painted stone lintels and sill band.
Flanking wings have round-arched sash windows, with blind or
radial glazed heads, on both floors of inner bays: outer bays
have paired 12-pane sashes.
Rear of left wing: 2-storey 5-bay front opening on to terrace
over basement. Ground floor has large-pane French doors or
2-light casement windows with plain semicircular overlights,
in enlarged round-arched openings which break into moulded
plinth band. First floor windows are 12-pane sashes over
moulded sill band.
Rear of right wing: 2 storeys with basement and attics: 1:3:1
bays articulated with pilaster strips. Basement windows are
unequal hung sashes. On ground floor, outer bays each have a
sash window, 16-pane to left, 4-pane to right, framed in sunk
panelled pilaster surrounds with entablatures and shallow
pediments. First floor windows are single 16-pane sashes,
attic windows squat 6-pane sashes, one to left, two to right.
On ground floor in centre is a blind round-arched recess
between 12-pane sash windows; on first floor three 12-pane
sashes, attic squat 6-pane sash windows with shaped lintels on
each side of blind recess. First floor and attic windows have

sill bands.
Centre rear: 2 storeys, 2 bays. To left, three tall
segment-arched openings, the centre one with glazed and
panelled door, outer ones with sash windows: above are three
tall round headed sash windows with painted stone sill band.
On ground floor to right, canted bay window with sash windows
and overhanging bracketed eaves: on first floor, one 12-pane
Unless indicated otherwise all windows have flat arches of
brick and painted stone sills.
INTERIOR: vestibule: inner front doorcase of sunk panel piers
with domed caps. Walls are panelled and incorporate doorcases
with sunk panel doors and overdoors of 8-point stars in
moulded circular surrounds beneath segmental pediments.
Pilasters with paired brackets at the head support moulded
cornice and beams to coffered ceiling. At foot of stairs,
pilasters with moulded capitals support single quadripartite
vault. Over staircase are 3 bays of tunnel vaulting.
Back staircase rises to attic around top lit open well and has
open string, square bobbin balusters and serpentine ramped-up
Lower ground floor. Lobby: panelled pilasters with moulded
imposts and single column pier with paterae necking support
coffered ceiling formed by moulded beams carried on segmental
arches. At head of stairs is semicircular domed niche with
paterae in the spandrels and enclosed 8-point star in the
tympanum. Rooms in right wing have moulded ceiling cornices
and panelled window shutters: one has plain marble fireplace
with ornate cast-iron grate.
Ground floor. Landing: twin round arches on panelled pilasters
with moulded imposts give access to upper and lower floors:
enclosed straight staircase with blind balustrades and
attached square newels approached through one. Moulded impost
band provides cornice to doorcases with panelled friezes and
doors of 6 moulded panels recessed in similarly panelled
reveals. Moulded cornice to plaster moulded ceiling with
central rose. Partitioned area has panelled window shutters
and plaster ceiling.
Front room in left wing has segment-arched recess with moulded
soffit; some panelled shutters; coved moulded ceiling. Rear
rooms in left wing both have panelled shutters; small room has
plain plaster ceiling. Large room has three richly carved
doorcases with cornices on console brackets and moulded
segmental pediments: doors are of 6 moulded panels. White
marble fireplace has pilaster jambs and frieze with yellow and
grey marble inlay and carved floral motifs. On each side are
tall round headed cupboards with panelled lower doors and
small-pane radial glazed upper doors. Richly moulded plaster
frieze and panelled ceiling.
First floor. Landing: panelled doors in architraves with
semicircular moulded overdoors enclosing roundels: impost
band. Top lit from small radial glazed domed lantern with
floret in centre. Room in right wing has plain fireplace and

meagre moulded cornice. Other rooms were not available.
Attic in right wing has roof carried on king post trusses.
HISTORICAL NOTE: this house is an important work, spatially
adventurous, by two highly regarded local architects who were
the grandsons of John Carr's first assistant, Peter Atkinson.
They carried on his practice, founded in the mid C18, which
continues to survive today. The fine interior of the house
remains substantially intact.
(An Inventory of the Historical Monuments of the City of York:
RCHME: South-west of the Ouse: HMSO: 1972-: 127).

Listing NGR: SE5951150967

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