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Ryedale (District Authority)
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SE780715 YORKERSGATE 801-1/8/179 (North side) 10/06/74 No.36 Assembly Rooms


Includes: The Milton Rooms MARKET PLACE. Assembly Rooms, Masonic Temple and public hall. Assembly Rooms 1814; Masonic Lodge 1858-59; Milton Rooms c1930. The Assembly Rooms: cream brick in Flemish bond at front, on painted stone plinth, with painted stone dressings and doorcase; rear and sides of pink and cream mottled brick; hipped slate roof with truncated brick stack at rear. 2-storey 5-window front. Central double doors of raised-and-fielded panels, approached by 3 steps, recessed in architrave with moulded cornice hood on grooved consoles. Flanking windows are 12-pane sashes, over painted stone panels sunk in raised surrounds which incorporate the sill. Tall 15-pane sashes on first floor, over similar sunk panels. All windows have flat arches of gauged brick. Raised first-floor band, and moulded band beneath projecting eaves. Above first-floor windows is a long painted panel inscribed in low relief: SUBSCRIPTION ROOMS. ANNO 1814. INTERIOR: ground floor: 6-panel doors to rooms flanking entrance hall; incised panelled reveals to stairhall arch; moulded cornice to entrance and stair halls. Dogleg staircase with open-string stone stairs; cast-iron angular balusters with moulded handrail, wreathed at foot. Stair hall has blocked rosette light in moulded surround, partly cut by later inserted walls. First floor: Assembly Room occupies full width of first floor, entered by 3-leaf folding door of raised-and-fielded panels, in incised panelled reveal. Door and window architraves incorporate roundels in the mouldings, and lions' heads in the angles. Window reveals are splayed and panelled, beneath pediments with anthemion enrichment. Moulded skirting, dado rail, hanging rail and cornice; hanging rail enriched with guttae, cornice with lions' heads. The Milton Rooms: orange-red brick in English bond on ashlar plinth, with ashlar raised and chamfered quoins and dressings; pantile roof. 2-storey and attic gabled front; 3 full centre bays between flanking half bays, centre bays quoined and breaking forward. Central 1-storey portico, of 3 flat arches on square-section piers with imposts, beneath modillion cornice and balustraded parapet. Within portico, 3 pairs of panelled double doors in chamfered architraves, with full width impost band. 3 tall windows grouped in centre of first floor, in raised surrounds, the centre one keyed, with margin-glazed lights in metal frames. Centre window incorporates glazed double doors opening on to balcony formed by portico roof. Balcony parapet has bulbous balusters interrupted by square piers, the corner ones supporting spherical light fittings on tall pedestals. Eaves band, mutule cornice and shallow parapet cross centre bays, the cornice returning at each end as raised eaves band across flanking half bays. Lozenge-shaped light with crossed glazing bars in coped gable end. Left and right returns: 6 full height margin-glazed windows in metal frames beneath flat arches of gauged brick. INTERIOR. Interior fittings survive complete. A staircase at each end of foyer rises from basement to balcony above end of hall: open-string stone stairs cantilevered around well, with wrought-iron balustrade of anthemion panels, and serpentine moulded handrail. Margin-glazed inner double doors in panelled reveals lead to hall. Hall has rectangular fasciated proscenium arch to stage, tapered half-lantern wall lights and coffered ceiling with diamond lattice vents. Masonic Temple at rear of the Assembly Rooms and beneath stage of the Milton Rooms not inspected.

Listing NGR: SE7857171616


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 04 Mar 2002
Reference: IOE01/05783/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Turner. Source Historic England Archive
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