FENTON HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1256868
Date first listed:
14-Jun-1954
Statutory Address:
FENTON HOUSE, 9, PRECENTORS COURT

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Location

Statutory Address:
FENTON HOUSE, 9, PRECENTORS COURT

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
York (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SE 60156 52236

Details

YORK

SE6052SW PRECENTOR'S COURT 1112-1/27/876 (North side) 14/06/54 No.9 Fenton House

GV II*

House, now 2 dwellings. Early C18 with early C19 and C20 alterations. MATERIALS: front of orange brick in Flemish bond, with painted and chamfered stone quoins; stone doorcase, window surround and chamfered plinth, all now rendered; timber eaves cornice: rear of orange-brown brick in English garden-wall bond. Front roof hipped and tiled, and surmounted by square lantern with pyramidal tiled roof: rear roof in 2 parallel ranges, pantiled with brick coping; brick stacks. 3 flat dormer windows at front have 2x6-pane Yorkshire sashes. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, cellars and attics; 3-bay front, centre bay projecting slightly, incorporating centrepiece of raised eared door and window surrounds with wide moulded stone cornice over ground floor. Front door of 6 raised and fielded panels with bordered cross-glazed overlight approached by 3 steps. Ground floor windows on each side are tripartite with 12-pane centre sashes; all first floor windows are 12-pane sashes: all on both floors have painted stone sills and flat arches of orange gauged brick. Painted first floor band returns at each end as 2-course raised brick band. Prominent moulded and modillioned eaves cornice. Rear: 2-storey, twin gabled front with flat parapet masking valley between. In centre of ground floor is radial glazed staircase sash window beneath altered 1-course brick arch: to right, inserted 12-pane sash. On first floor, 2x6-pane Yorkshire sash windows flank squat 6-pane centre sash: all retain 1-course segmental brick arches over brick tympana. 2-course raised brick band to first floor. INTERIOR: ground floor: moulded segmental entrance arch on wide fluted pilasters enriched with foliar necking and floral drops from lion masks. Rear right room has tripartite sash window with panelled shutters in surround enriched with drops. Hall and all rooms except rear left have moulded cornices: rear left has chamfered beam. Main staircase to first floor has moulded close string with terminal volute at the foot, heavy bulbous balusters with pendant finials, square newels with attached half balusters, and heavy ramped handrail. First floor: landing has moulded cornice. Doorcase to rear right room has moulded jambs and corner paterae: inner side of doorcase and window architrave are reeded with angle paterae; reeded cornice. Centre front room has panelled window recess and seat. Rear left room retains vestiges of fielded dado and overmantel panelling and C19 basket grate in plain fireplace with moulded shelf; moulded ceiling cornice. Most doors are of

6 raised and fielded panels. Secondary staircase to attic has close string, stick balusters, flat moulded handrail and square newels. Attic: 2 original 2-panel doors; 3 plank or board doors. Finely moulded beam re-used in rear right room. Several 2-panel plank backed doors survive throughout house. (City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 200).





Listing NGR: SE6015552238

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
464458
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
An Inventory of the City of York V Central, (1981), 200

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 16 Apr 2006
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