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Numbers 5, 6 and 7 and Attached Railings, Walls and Gate Piers

A Grade II Listed Building in Micklegate, York

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.9513 / 53°57'4"N

Longitude: -1.0982 / 1°5'53"W

OS Eastings: 459278

OS Northings: 450958

OS Grid: SE592509

Mapcode National: GBR NQSR.19

Mapcode Global: WHFC3.3Y96

Entry Name: Numbers 5, 6 and 7 and Attached Railings, Walls and Gate Piers

Listing Date: 14 March 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1257895

English Heritage Legacy ID: 463333

Location: York, YO24

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 Paul

Church of England Diocese: York

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Description


YORK

SE5950NW DRIFFIELD TERRACE
1112-1/24/298 (South East side)
Nos.5, 6 AND 7
and attached railings, walls and
gate piers

GV II

Three houses, now flats and hotel. c1860. Stucco with slate
roof.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys with attics and cellars. The north-west
facade has 3 sill bands; the cornices of the ground-floor
windows are extended as a band, and there is a
deeply-projecting bracketed timber eaves cornice. The windows
have segmental heads and sashes which are divided into large
square panes. Those to No.7 also have margin panes. The
facades of Nos 5 and 6 form a mirrored symmetrical composition
of 2-3-2 windows. At ground and first floor level the paired
windows to the outer bays have surrounds which project
forwards under a cornice. The 3 central windows on the 1st
floor have semicircular heads. At ground floor level these 3
central bays have doorways to each side of a central window,
which forms part of No.6. The recessed doors have 2 over 3
panels and the plain overlights have segmental heads. No.7, at
the right, has 2 bays facing north-west. The right-hand window
on the ground floor has a raised surround with cornice. Nos 5
and 6 each have 2 attic dormers, and No.7 has one dormer; all
have segmental tops. Chimneys to left and right and between
houses. The right-hand return wall forms the entrance facade
to No.7. The eaves cornice rises as a broken pediment above
the central part, which projects forwards slightly. The outer
parts of the facade are blank except for 2 storey bands, a
round-headed fixed-light window to the left on the ground
floor, and a similar blind recess to the right. In the centre
on the 1st floor there are 3 round-headed glazing bar sashes
separated by pilasters and with moulded archivolts. At 2nd
floor level there is a round-headed window with a cornice hood
on console brackets, with a small inserted window to its left.
Within the broken pediment there is a round-headed attic
window. At ground-floor level there is a single-storey porch
with a plain cornice which is moulded and dentilled above the
doorway and which has a blocking course. The overlight has
margin panes, and to each side of the doorway there are narrow
round-headed sashed windows without glazing bars.
The garden facades, facing south-east, have 3-window bows to
both No.5 and No.6, and a canted bay window to No.7; all are
of 2 storeys above a cellar. Nos 6 and 7 each have a
round-topped dormer, and No.5 has 2 flat-roofed C20 dormers.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: on the north-west side the deep basement
area is enclosed by cast-iron railings on a low stone coping.

On the south-east side plain railings link Nos 5 and 6 to a
low wall of squared limestone with sandstone copings
supporting cast-iron railings and containing 2 pairs of ashlar
gate piers with cast-iron gates. The piers are cylindrical
above octagonal bases and have an annular groove below a cap
which is carved to resemble a section of fluted Greek Doric
column.
Nos 5, 6 and 7 Driffield Terrace form, with Nos 1, 2 and 3
(qv), the two end blocks of an incomplete terrace [email protected]


Listing NGR: SE5927850958

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