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Number 28a and Attached Drill Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in York, York

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Latitude: 53.96 / 53°57'36"N

Longitude: -1.0798 / 1°4'47"W

OS Eastings: 460477

OS Northings: 451942

OS Grid: SE604519

Mapcode National: GBR NQXN.15

Mapcode Global: WHFC3.DQ2J

Plus Code: 9C5WXW6C+23

Entry Name: Number 28a and Attached Drill Hall

Listing Date: 1 July 1968

Last Amended: 14 March 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1258004

English Heritage Legacy ID: 463228

Location: York, YO1

County: York

Electoral Ward/Division: Guildhall

Built-Up Area: York

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: York All Saints, Pavement

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text


1112-1/28/242 (North East side)
01/07/68 No.28A
and attached Drill Hall
(Formerly Listed as:


House, later inn and stableyard; now Territorial Army office
with drill hall attached. Early C19 house, converted to inn in
mid C19; altered to military use 1872, retaining mid C19 inn
front, and with drill hall added on stableyard with access
from St Andrewgate. Drill hall by Gould and Fisher for the
First West Yorkshire (York) Rifle Volunteer Battalion.
MATERIALS: Colliergate front of pink-grey mottled brick in
Flemish bond with inn front and boxed gutter of timber; hipped
pantile roof with brick stacks, one truncated. St Andrewgate
front to drill hall of red brick in English bond, with bands
and dressings of white brick, painted stone and glazed tile:
asphalt roof with brick cornice stack at right end, and long
skylights to front and rear.
EXTERIOR: Colliergate: 3-storey 1-window front. Inn front has
surround of sunk-panel pilasters supporting dentil cornice on
heavy scrolled and grooved consoles: door of 6 fielded panels
to left and blocked doorway to right flank window of tripled
1-pane sashes over panelled riser. First floor window is
shallow bow with three 15-pane sashes; on second floor, two
16-pane sashes with painted sills have painted flat arches
largely obscured by modillioned guttering with fluted bowl
rainwater head at right end.
St Andrewgate: 1-storey 9-bay front, on double chamfered
plinth, articulated by plain pilasters, supporting coved
cornice on moulded modillions and pierced parapet with flat
coping. Central bay has double doors of shaped raised panels
with wicket, in 2-centred arch of two orders on slender shafts
with moulded bases, annulets and foliate capitals on high
pedestals and with hoodmould on foliate corbel-stops above.
Over flat door lintel, tiled tympanum bordered in bay leaves
contains moulded white roses in panels. Above arch, scrolled
stone panel with incised motto "PRO ARIS AND FOCIS". Flanking
bays contain 2-light mullion and double transom windows in
single order arched openings detailed as doorway: end left
window has recessed door under. Window sills extend as sill
band and hoodmoulds continue over pilasters as impost strings.
Patterned tile set beneath each window in white brick band.
Decaying foundation stone set in base of left end pilaster,

INTERIOR: not inspected.
The drill hall is a new addition to the list.
(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 121; ).

Listing NGR: SE6047751942

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