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YORK COLLEGE FOR GIRLS

List Entry Summary

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

Name: YORK COLLEGE FOR GIRLS

List entry Number: 1257410

Location

YORK COLLEGE FOR GIRLS, 62, LOW PETERGATE

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

County:

District: York

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 14-Jun-1954

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 463907

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Details

YORK

SE6052SW LOW PETERGATE 1112-1/27/592 (North East side) 14/06/54 No.62 York College for Girls

GV II*

Formerly known as: No.69 LOW PETERGATE. House, now part of school. c1725 with late C18 portico; wings rebuilt and further alterations c1866 and later in C19. For John Shaw, Proctor of the Court at York. MATERIALS: front and wings of orange brick of two dates, in Flemish bond at front, in stretcher bond at rear; stone plinth; porch, doorcase and cornices of painted timber; tiled main roof and slate hipped roofs to wings, with brick stacks. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attic; 5-bay main range with centre bay and 1-storey porch projecting, flanked by 2-storey projecting wings. Pedimented Doric porch in centre has door of 6 panels in fluted surrounds with paterae and radial fanlight, in round-arched architrave with moulded imposts. First and second floor windows in main range are tall 18-pane sashes; in attic, 2-light casement windows in pedimented dormers. Moulded first floor band of painted stone across main range and wings; Doric eaves entablature to main range. Wing to left has 6-panel door with overlight in link bay with main range. Both wings have narrow 8-pane sash windows on both floors of returns; paired 1-pane windows at head of gable walls; all have painted stone sills and flat arches of gauged brick. Gable walls have semicircular blind arch of brick above first floor band. Both wings have moulded timber cornices. Rear: 2 storeys and attic; 5-bay front between polygonal end bays with pointed octagonal roofs of fishscale slate. Original windows unequal 15-pane sashes with painted stone sills and flat arches of gauged brick. Right end bay has glazed and panelled door; both have 1-pane sashes. Raised first floor band, moulded string over second floor windows and moulded timber eaves cornice continue across main front and end bays. INTERIOR: ground floor. Front left room has marble fireplace with reeded jambs and frieze and corner roundels. Right front room lined with full height raised and fielded panelling incorporating 3-panel cupboard door; enriched dentilled cornice; panelled window reveals; marble fireplace with colonnette jambs. Left rear room has dentilled dado rail; moulded cornice. Right rear room has door and window architraves of flutes and rosettes; door of 6 panels in similar surrounds; enriched dentilled cornice; panelled window reveals; marble fireplace with fluted surround and angle rosettes. Entrance hall: 5 doorcases with corniced overdoors and 6-panel doors; fluted Corinthian distyle in antis screen with entablature leads to stairhall. Main staircase has cantilevered treads, panelled beneath, with turned and

entwined balusters, and serpentine handrail swept at foot on shaped curtail step. Stairwell has parallel dado panelling with acanthus volute at foot. On half-landing is reset door made up of six C16 carved panels. First floor. Landing has plaster ceiling of two classical figures with child. Close string open well staircase to second floor has bobbin balusters, turned newel and serpentine handrail. Front left room, now incorporating small centre room, fitted with 2 heights of raised and fielded panelling and moulded cornice: small room has blocked corner fireplace; larger room C19 chimneypiece. Front right room has three walls of raised and fielded panelling in 2 heights; panelled shutters. Rear left room has three walls of raised and fielded panelling in 2 heights, moulded cornice and skirting; panelled window reveals. Rear right room has fireplace of fluted Corinthian columns, architrave enriched with vine trails, shaped shelf, and basket grate with anthemion side pieces: moulded skirting and cornice; panelled window reveals; 6-panel doors. (Bartholomew City Guides: Hutchinson J and Palliser DM: York: Edinburgh: 1980-: 167; City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 189).



Listing NGR: SE6037352054

Selected Sources

Books and journals
An Inventory of the City of York V Central, (1981), 189
Hutchinson, J, Palliser, D M, 'Bartholomew City Guides' in York, (1980), 167

National Grid Reference: SE 60373 52054

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