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Guinness Bar in the Old Grandstand at York Racecourse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Micklegate, York

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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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1257530

English Heritage Legacy ID: 463768

Location: York, YO23

County: York

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

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Listing Text


1112-1/3/525 Guinness Bar in the Old Grandstand
14/06/54 at York Racecourse
(Formerly Listed as:
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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