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Liquor Factory

A Grade II Listed Building in Micklegate, York

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Latitude: 53.9411 / 53°56'28"N

Longitude: -1.0894 / 1°5'21"W

OS Eastings: 459869

OS Northings: 449828

OS Grid: SE598498

Mapcode National: GBR NQTV.YZ

Mapcode Global: WHFC9.76GH

Entry Name: Liquor Factory

Listing Date: 4 March 2005

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1391641

English Heritage Legacy ID: 493075

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


1112-1/0/10051 BISHOPTHORPE ROAD
04-MAR-05 York
Liquor Factory

Liquor store, now disused, built 1924-30 for Terry's of York by architects J G Davies and L E Wade. Red brick in English bond with sandstone ashlar dressings. Single storey, with raised entrances and a brick parapet concealing a concrete and asphalt flat roof. Frontage to entrance road: central double half-glazed wooden doors with overlights approached up flight of nine steps with brick walls and posts, one side demolished. Former basement windows now bricked up. Mullioned and transomed small-paned window to each side. Eaves strip in sandstone below parapet. Left return has two raised entrances up short flights of open steps, both having overlights. Additional larger entrance to ground level at left end of building. Four windows as at front, basement windows bricked up but two with sandstone lintels remaining. Further buildings added to rear, not of architectural or special interest.
Interior: viewed through windows: now an empty space.
HISTORY: Terry's of York began as a confectionary business owned by Bayldon and Berry in 1767 on a site near Bootham Bar. Joseph Terry, connected by marriage to Berry and trained as an apothecary, joined the firm, which moved in 1824 to St. Helen's Square. By 1830, Terry was the sole owner, and gradually developed the chocolate side of the business. New factory premises were built at Clementhorpe in 1862 to provide better transport links, but continued expansion led to the need for new premises which were built at Bishopthorpe Road.
SUMMARY: This building is one of a group consisting of headquarters offices, factory, clocktower, Time Office block and liquor factory, which were all built at the same time. The complex is a strong group in architectural terms, presenting a unified style which reflects the strength and importance of the corporate image of Terry's chocolate firm. The buildings also have a strong historic interest, representing the most complete surviving expression of the importance of the confectionary business in York, and confirming, on a national scale, York's high status in this business.
SOURCES: Colbeck, Maurice, 'Made in York', 1992, pp. 23-32.
'Terry's of York, 1767-1967', 1967, (Private Publication).
'C. M. W.', Journal of Jos. Rowntree, 1925 (pamphlet).

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