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Latitude: 53.9419 / 53°56'30"N
Longitude: -1.0926 / 1°5'33"W
OS Eastings: 459660
OS Northings: 449908
OS Grid: SE596499
Mapcode National: GBR NQTV.7P
Mapcode Global: WHFC9.55ZY
Entry Name: Guinness Bar in the Old Grandstand at York Racecourse
Listing Date: 14 June 1954
Last Amended: 14 March 1997
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1257530
English Heritage Legacy ID: 463768
Location: York, YO23
Electoral Ward/Division: Micklegate
Built-Up Area: York
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: York St Chad
Church of England Diocese: York
1112-1/3/525 Guinness Bar in the Old Grandstand
14/06/54 at York Racecourse
(Formerly Listed as:
YORK RACECOURSE, Knavesmire
The Old Grandstand)
Grandstand, now bar. 1755; demolished and partly reconstructed
c1920. By John Carr. Orange brick in English bond with
dressings of ashlar sandstone: roof not visible.
EXTERIOR: 1-storey 9-bay front on moulded stone plinth: centre
and end bays are faced with rusticated stone and break
forward; centre bay is pedimented. Bays are arcaded, the end
and centre ones with round arches of radiating voussoirs,
elsewhere rubbed brick arches with stone impost band. Each
arch has a C20 canopy over. Moulded stone eaves cornice
beneath balustraded parapet of bulbous balusters with plain
stone piers and moulded coping.
Rear: 1 storey 9 bays, on brick plinth. Outer and centre bays
are blind; elsewhere blind arcaded beneath stepped brick
cornice and plain parapet with flat stone coping.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: this is all that remains of one of the most
impressive C18 Grandstands in England.
(Murray H, Riddick S & Green R: York through the Eyes of the
Artist: York City Art Gallery: 1990-: 24; RCHME: City of York:
London: 1972-: 50).
Listing NGR: SE5966049908
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