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Bathurst House and Railings Attached at Front

A Grade II* Listed Building in Micklegate, York

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Latitude: 53.9571 / 53°57'25"N

Longitude: -1.089 / 1°5'20"W

OS Eastings: 459873

OS Northings: 451610

OS Grid: SE598516

Mapcode National: GBR NQVP.07

Mapcode Global: WHFC3.7SNR

Entry Name: Bathurst House and Railings Attached at Front

Listing Date: 14 June 1954

Last Amended: 14 March 1997

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1257284

English Heritage Legacy ID: 464029

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


1112-1/15/668 (North side)
14/06/54 No.86
Bathurst House and railings attached
at front
(Formerly Listed as:
Bathurst House)
(Formerly Listed as:
Forecourt railings to No.86
(Bathurst House))


Town house. Early C18; raised to 3 full storeys c1822; further
alterations and extensions at rear in late C19. For Charles
and Frances Bathurst.
MATERIALS: front of orange-brown brick in Flemish bond on
stone plinth, with timber doorcase and modillion cornice,
returning at right end; rear of reddish brick in English
garden-wall bond, with timber eaves cornice, part on paired
brackets. Brick stacks to slate roof. Iron railings on low
stone plinth. Central entrance hall plan with service wing at
right rear.
EXTERIOR: 3-storey 5-bay front, the centre bay breaking
forward above the doorcase. Stone steps to Doric doorcase of
engaged fluted columns and entablature; panelled door and
patterned radial fanlight recessed in panelled reveal within
round-arched architrave with moulded imposts. Windows are
sashes, of 18 panes on ground and first floors, 9 panes on
second floor, all with flat arches of gauged brick and painted
stone sills. Shutters of 8 raised and fielded panels survive
on ground floor. Painted bands of 3 raised brick courses at
first and second floor levels. At each end of eaves cornice
are elaborate rainwater heads bearing the initials CBF above
square section fallpipes with clamps stamped with the Bathurst
crest, a hand clasping a serpent.
Rear: 3 storeys, 2 windows, with 1-storey closet wing
projecting to right, and 2-storey service wing to left.
Central doorway beneath segmental arch has grooved-panel and
margin-glazed door. Round-headed staircase window beneath
gauged brick arch. 3-course raised brick band at first floor
level returns along wing. At rear of wing is a fluted bowl
rainwater head.
Right return: 3-storey gable wall to front range, with
2-storey 6-bay service wing to right. Stone plinth and raised
first floor band continue from front. Inserted round-arched
doorway of painted gauged brick with moulded stone imposts and
hoodmould in gable wall. Windows altered but traces of earlier

openings with segmental brick arches survive. Service wing has
6-panel door and divided overlight towards right end. Windows
are 12-pane sashes, those on ground floor in enlarged openings
with flat arches, those on first floor with cambered arches.
Moulded eaves cornice and fluted bowl rainwater head at right
end, over fallpipe with fleur-de-lys clamps.
INTERIOR: in basement, a length of medieval wall supporting
later brick vaulting is exposed. Ground floor: pedimented
doorcase on each side of entrance hall; plasterwork cornice
and oval ceiling panel. Room to left subdivided by elliptical
arch, now blocked but visible to rear; in front part, moulded
cornice and reeded window architraves with angle blocks
survive. Room to right has reeded doorcase with paterae,
reeded window architraves with angle blocks and grooved
panelled reveals with sunk roundels at angles; fluted cornice
interspersed with paterae and late C19 ceiling rose in moulded
surround. Stairhall arch is round with fluted keyblock, on
fielded panel responds with moulded imposts. To left of
stairhall are two doorcases with sunk panel jambs and angle
roundels; to right, moulded round arch, with giant keyblock,
on plain pilasters with moulded imposts, closed by
margin-glazed door, leads to service passage. Cornice to
stairhall arch returns above doorcase to left and service
passage arch to right. Service passage has bold cornice and
8-panel doors re-used in C19 architraves. Bottom flight of
secondary staircase with moulded string, boxed-in balusters,
square newels and flat moulded handrail is located in service
Open string main staircase with double spiral balusters
alternating with two fluted turned balusters and moulded,
serpentine handrail, wreathed at foot around turned fluted
newel on shaped curtail step. Corresponding fielded dado
panelling swept up to fluted half newels. Round-headed
staircase window, of which bottom sash is original, has keyed
moulded and enriched arch on fluted composite pilasters with
panelled pedestals. Stairwell ceiling is coved over enriched
dentil cornice with plasterwork centre panel enclosing
quatrefoil centrepiece. First floor landing ceiling has
diamond shaped centrepiece with pomegranates enclosed in
rectangular surround.
First floor: landing doors are of 8 raised and fielded panels.
Moulded and keyed round arch on sunk panelled pilasters leads
to first floor passage. Both front rooms have reeded window
architraves with angle blocks. Former saloon to right has
reeded doorcase with paterae, and window reveals of grooved
panelling; plaster cornice; frieze and ceiling probably of
embossed paper, in Rococo design. Front left room has reeded
cornice and window reveals of fielded panelling. Rear right
room retains two walls lined with full height raised and
fielded panelling, and bolection moulded fireplace with
overmantel panel. Rear left room has reeded cornice and window
with fielded panelled reveal. Secondary staircase rises from
first floor passage to second floor, with one attached column

half baluster visible.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: square section railings and standards
with mace finials, swept round to entrance steps and at each
From 1872-79, the house was used as offices for a District
Goods Manager of the North Eastern Railway Company.
(City of York: RCHME: South-west of the Ouse: HMSO: 1972-:

Listing NGR: SE5987351610

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