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Crown Buildings

A Grade II Listed Building in Guildhall, York

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Latitude: 53.9615 / 53°57'41"N

Longitude: -1.0842 / 1°5'2"W

OS Eastings: 460186

OS Northings: 452096

OS Grid: SE601520

Mapcode National: GBR NQWM.2P

Mapcode Global: WHFC3.9PZF

Plus Code: 9C5WXW68+H8

Entry Name: Crown Buildings

Listing Date: 14 March 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1257872

English Heritage Legacy ID: 463345

Location: Guildhall, York, YO1

County: York

Electoral Ward/Division: Guildhall

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: York

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: York St Michael-le-Belfrey

Church of England Diocese: York

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1112-1/27/303 (South East side)
Crown Buildings


Probate Registry, now government offices. Dated 1885. By H
Tanner. Ashlar and rusticated stone; plain tile roof with
terracotta cresting, terracotta and stone finials, and stone
EXTERIOR: 2-storeys and attics; 3-bay front, outer bays
gabled, left one with crocketed finial, right one with plain
bargeboards. In left bay, gabled doorcase flanked by dwarf
buttresses with offsets contains segment-headed double doors
in 2-centred arch on jamb shafts with bell capitals: tympanum
pierced by overlight of 3 stepped lights beneath carved
armorial shield. Above doorcase, single pane sash window. To
left of doorcase, ground floor has paired 1-pane sashes; first
floor one 3-light mullioned and transomed window; second floor
one 3-light window with colonnette mullions with bell
capitals, flat hoodmould with foliate stops and segmental
relieving arch. Gable apex filled with blind tracery. At left
corner is a canted oriel window on rectangular pier with
stiff-leaf necking, band of blind quatrefoils and 1-pane
mullioned and transomed sashes. Centre bay has 2-storey canted
bay window with mullioned and transomed 1-pane sashes on both
floors: 3-light window in half-hipped dormer. Right bay has
paired 3-light mullioned and double transomed windows on
ground floor and two pairs of sash windows on first floor.
Gable filled with planted framing.
Left return: 2-storey 2-bay return front with 3-storey
cross-gabled bay to left, 2-storey flat roofed bay further
left. Far left bay has board door with overlight in chamfered
opening with 2-centred head beneath hoodmould on leaf stops:
above is 1-pane sash window. Gabled bay has mullioned and
transomed windows, of 5 lights on ground floor, 3 lights on
first floor: second floor has paired 1-pane sashes with
colonnette mullion with bell capital and flat hoodmould: slit
vent in gable, and crocketed finial. Return wall has 2 levels
of paired 1-pane sash windows between ground and first floors;
3-light mullioned and transomed window on first floor. To
right is external stack with offsets and shield of City arms
sunk in chamfered surround beneath stepped hoodmould. All
openings are quoined and mullions and transoms chamfered.
Moulded strings encircle rainwater goods and extend around
building at ground and first floor sill level; over first
floor windows continuing as eaves string over left end bay;
below second floor windows, forming parapet coping to far left
INTERIOR: not inspected.

Listing NGR: SE6016952096

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