PIKEING WELL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1257053
Date first listed:
14-Jun-1954
Statutory Address:
PIKEING WELL, NEW WALK

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Location

Statutory Address:
PIKEING WELL, NEW WALK

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

District:
York (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SE6058250661

Details

YORK

SE6050NE NEW WALK 1112-1/25/800 (East side) 14/06/54 Pikeing Well

II*

Formerly known as: The Well House NEW WALK. Wellhead building. 1752. By John Carr, re-using some earlier stonework. Squared limestone blocks with some re-used sandstone pilaster bases. Asphalt roof. PLAN: rectangular, with battered side walls and with a semicircular projection at the rear. EXTERIOR: west wall, facing the river, has an archway with semicircular head, worn voussoirs, and an impost band. It now has C20 iron gates. The parapet has saddlebacked coping stones, and 3 re-used moulded pilaster bases. The central one is surmounted by a broken C12 capital re-used as a finial. INTERIOR: stone vaulted barrel roof, with semicircular niche in rear wall. HISTORICAL NOTE: New Walk was laid out as a fashionable promenade between 1730-39, the wellhead being commissioned by the City Corporation to provide an interesting feature. The legend that stone from the chancel of All Saints Church, Pavement (qv), was re-used in the well is unfounded, since the chancel of the church was not demolished until 1782. Part of the fee paid to Carr for the well was retained by the City Corporation as payment for his Freedom of the City. (Bartholomew City Guides: Hutchinson J and Palliser DM: York: Edinburgh: 1980-: 210; An Inventory of the Historical Monuments of the City of York: RCHME: Outside the City Walls East of the Ouse: HMSO: 1975-: 53; The Works in Architecture of John Carr: York: 1973-).



Listing NGR: SE6062550778

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
464262
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
An Inventory of the City of York IV East, (1975), 53
The Works in Architecture of John Carr, (1973)
Hutchinson, J, Palliser, D M, 'Bartholomew City Guides' in York, (1980), 210

Legal

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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