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Latitude: 53.9574 / 53°57'26"N
Longitude: -1.0885 / 1°5'18"W
OS Eastings: 459908
OS Northings: 451636
OS Grid: SE599516
Mapcode National: GBR NQVP.44
Mapcode Global: WHFC3.7SXL
Entry Name: 70 and 72, Micklegate
Listing Date: 14 June 1954
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1257313
English Heritage Legacy ID: 464016
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
1112-1/15/660 (North side)
14/06/54 Nos.70 AND 72
House, now 2 shops and flat. Front range probably C16, raised
in C17; parallel range added at rear in C17; early C19
alterations, rear extensions and refronting; early C20
shopfronts; further alterations, partial demolition and
rebuilding of rear extensions c1970 and 1980.
MATERIALS: front range and first extension timber-framed,
refronted in red brick in Flemish bond, with timber eaves
cornice on paired brackets; slate roof with brick end stacks.
Surviving rear extension of mottled brick in stretcher bond
with pantile roof.
EXTERIOR: 3-storey 2-window front. Shopfront of paired plate
glass windows between small-pane glazed doors with leaded
fanlights, beneath massive concave cornice incorporating blind
boxes; original 'rising sun' fanlight survives to No.72,
radial-glazed replacement to No.70. First floor windows are
shallow bows in reeded frames with plain friezes with angle
roundels beneath plain cornices, and 12-pane centre sashes. On
second floor, unequal 9-pane sashes with painted stone sills
and flat arches of gauged brick. At left end of eaves cornice,
fluted inverted bell-shaped rainwater head.
INTERIOR: of No.70. Ground floor of C19 extension has late C19
cast-iron fire grate in plain painted stone surround with
moulded cornice shelf.
First floor: front room has reeded door and window surrounds
with roundel angle blocks, and similar painted stone fire
surround with plain shelf. Close string staircase to attic
with stick balusters, turned newel and ramped-up moulded
Second floor: c1700 3-panel door reused beneath staircase;
6-panel doors to front and back rooms. Front room has moulded
Art Nouveau fire surround. Attic: C17 grooved panelled doors
to front rooms.
Access to No.72 not possible. RCHM record staircase with
moulded rail, plank string and square balusters. Two Carron
fire grates, a basket grate in first floor back room decorated
with musical instruments, medallions of doves, scrolls and
rabbits in a plain surround; a hob grate decorated with Prince
of Wales feathers. Attic front room has fireplace with reeded
and moulded surround, pulvinated reeded frieze, cornice and
shaped mantelshelf. Exposed timber-framing and studding in
rear and left partition walls.
(City of York: RCHME: South-west of the Ouse: HMSO: 1972-:
Listing NGR: SE5990851636
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