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York (Unitary Authority)
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SE 59875 52218



SE5952SE MARYGATE 1112-1/12/622 (South East side) 14/06/54 No.29 and walls attached to south-west


House, now offices; incorporating part of precinct wall of St Mary's Abbey, Museum Gardens (qv). Abbey remains early C14; house late C18. MATERIALS: terrace wall of magnesian limestone ashlar; house of buff-brown brick in Flemish bond, rear of orange-brown brick in random bond with ground floor of ashlar: timber doorcase and eaves cornice: slate roof with moulded stone kneelers and brick stacks. EXTERIOR: 3-storey 3-bay front. 6-panel door and radial glazed fanlight in doorcase of sunk-panel pilasters with fluted impost band and dentilled open pediment supported on attenuated grooved consoles: tympanum enriched with composition garlands and ribbons. Windows are 16-pane sashes except for two 12-pane sashes on ground floor, all with painted stone sills and 1-course segmental brick arches. Ground floor windows retain sunk-panel shutters. On both upper floors right end window is blocked. Moulded modillioned eaves cornice. Garden front to right: 2 storeys and attic; 1 gabled bay with shallow 2-storey canted bay window. On ground floor, glazed and panelled door beneath 6-pane overlight opens to terrace garden; flanking windows are tall 8-pane sashes. First floor window is tripartite with 12-pane centre sash. Attic has a lunette window with casement. Terrace garden wall has high chamfered plinth beneath 4 blocked vertical slits. Right return has shoulder-headed doorway and 2-light window with cinquefoiled heads, both blocked. Much weathered octagonal bowl font used as flower container in blocked doorway. INTERIOR: cellar: stone fireplace with chamfered segmental arch and moulded mantelshelf. Ground floor: stone-flagged floor entrance hall; close string staircase with turned balusters and ramped-up handrail. Right room has cupboard formed from blocked passage and shoulder-headed doorway to former Almonry: fireplace has voluted jambs and moulded dentilled shelf. First floor. Left room has plain fireplace with moulded dentilled cornice shelf and round-headed grate. Right room has fireplace with panelled pilaster jambs enclosing drops, palmette capitals, frieze enriched with garlands and urns; panelled window recess. Both rooms have moulded plaster cornices. Second floor. Left room has plain fireplace with moulded shelf and hob grate with figures in the cheekpieces. Right room has moulded plaster cornice; plain fireplace with paterae and moulded and dentilled cornice

shelf. Attic: top flight of staircase has quatrefoil balusters: door of raised and fielded panelling on H-L hinges at the head. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: wall approximately 3.5 metres high 20 metres long attached to western corner, returning to south-east for approximately 2.5 metres enclosing raised terrace garden: probably part of the Almonry of St Mary's Abbey. (An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York: RCHME: The Defences: HMSO: 1972-: 167; An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York: RCHME: Outside the City Walls East of the Ouse: HMSO London: 1975-: 84).

Listing NGR: SE5988352222


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Books and journals
An Inventory of the City of York II Defences, (1972), 167
An Inventory of the City of York IV East, (1975), 84


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: 12 Jul 2001
Reference: IOE01/04904/33
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Chris Broadribb. Source Historic England Archive
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