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The Yorkshire Bank

A Grade II Listed Building in Guildhall, York

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Latitude: 53.9587 / 53°57'31"N

Longitude: -1.0831 / 1°4'59"W

OS Eastings: 460258

OS Northings: 451794

OS Grid: SE602517

Mapcode National: GBR NQWN.9N

Mapcode Global: WHFC3.BRGJ

Entry Name: The Yorkshire Bank

Listing Date: 14 March 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1257954

English Heritage Legacy ID: 463262

Location: York, YO1

County: York

Unitary Authority Ward: Guildhall

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: York St Helen Stonegate with St Martin Coney Street

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text


1112-1/28/266 (North East side)
The Yorkshire Bank


Bank. 1922-23. By Chorley Gribbon and Elcock. For The
Yorkshire Penny Bank. Pre-cast concrete and orange brick in
English bond; ground floor of rusticated concrete; bold dentil
and mutule eaves cornice of timber; dentilled brick stacks to
slate mansard roof.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attic; 6-window front arranged
1:3:1:1, first and fifth bays breaking forward slightly.
Projecting bays contain pilastered doorcases with dentilled
cornices broken by triple keyblocks; double doors are of
raised panels and recessed beneath massive mutuled pediment
hoods broken by triple keyblocks, with plain fanlights above
pediments. In right end bay, subsidiary doorway has heavily
rusticated keyed lintel beneath panel enclosing bayleaf wreath
and replacement door. Tall replacement windows between bank
doors, over massive inset blocks housing bank machinery.
Moulded ground floor cornice forms sill band to first floor
windows. On first and second floors, projecting bays are of
concrete and rise into low parapets above eaves cornice. All
upper floor windows are 12-pane sashes: those on first floor
in projecting bays have lugged and triple-keyed architraves
with cornices, those on second floor keyed architraves with
sills linked by aprons to those below. In centre and right end
bays, second floor windows have sill band incorporating an
apron beneath. All windows except those in centre of second
floor have flat arches of gauged brick with concrete triple
keyblock: those in centre bays have shaped keyblocks rising
into eaves cornice. Attic windows are dormers with 16-pane
sashes beneath shallow bracketed pediment gables. Original
rainwater goods survive in inner angles of projecting bays.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
This good quality facade forms an important element in this
historic street.
(Bartholomew City Guides: Hutchinson J and Palliser DM: York:
Edinburgh: 1980-: 179; ).

Listing NGR: SE6025851794

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