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Latitude: 53.9572 / 53°57'25"N
Longitude: -1.0881 / 1°5'17"W
OS Eastings: 459936
OS Northings: 451617
OS Grid: SE599516
Mapcode National: GBR NQVP.76
Mapcode Global: WHFC3.8S3Q
Entry Name: 61, Micklegate
Listing Date: 14 June 1954
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1257344
English Heritage Legacy ID: 464006
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
1112-1/15/654 (South side)
Town house. c1786, with mid C19 alteration and extension. Red
brick in Flemish bond on painted stone plinth; dressings of
orange-red gauged brick and painted stone; doorcases and
moulded cornice of timber; brick stacks to hipped slate roof.
Town house plan.
EXTERIOR: basement and 3 storeys; 3-window front. Shuttered
basement opening in plinth. Towards right end, panelled
pilaster doorcase with frieze and bracketed cornice, and
6-panel door beneath plain fanlight recessed in panelled
reveal. Rear access door of 6 sunk panels beneath overlight at
right end. All windows are 1-pane sashes with flat arches of
gauged brick, except for 12-pane sash at right end of first
floor, and blind 9-pane sash in centre of second floor. Ground
and first floor windows have sill bands, and second floor
windows painted stone sills. Raised first floor band.
INTERIOR: basement: brick vaulted cellars, with kitchen range
in back room. Ground floor: moulded and keyed round arch on
panelled pilasters with moulded imposts and bases, now blocked
by 6-panel door in later architrave, leads to stairhall. Main
staircase, cantilevered around circular well, has shaped stone
treads and cast-iron hollow-sided stick balusters with swept
handrail. Cantilevered secondary staircase with stone treads
and cast-iron handrail rises to attic around oval well. Front
room retains fireplace enriched with applied composition
wheatear drops and rinceaux and moulded fluted mantelshelf: to
rear, semicircular niche beneath keyed moulded round arch on
fluted pilasters with moulded imposts.
First floor: 6-panel door on landing, beneath round arch of
moulded voussoirs on plain shallow pilasters with imposts
extended as moulded band: moulded ceiling cornice. Front room
has C19 fireplace with mantelshelf on heavy carved consoles,
between round-arched alcoves with mutilated architraves.
Second floor: moulded cornice to stairwell roof light. In rear
left room, plain moulded fireplace with hob grate.
The house was the residence of Dr WA Evelyn, noted physician
and antiquary, from 1894.
(City of York: RCHME: South-west of the Ouse: HMSO: 1972-: 79;
City Archives: No.61 Micklegate).
Listing NGR: SE5993751615
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