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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.


List entry Number: 1257523



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


District: York

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 24-Jun-1983

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 463761

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SE6051NW KING'S STAITH 1112-1/28/522 (North East side) 24/06/83 No.1 The King's Arms Public House


Public house. Early C17; partly rebuilt and extended 1898; modernised 1973-4. Rebuilding of 1898 by Thomas Winn for Samuel Smith's Brewery. MATERIALS: front range rough-cast and whitewashed, with moulded cornice to sprocketed eaves and replica timber-framing on gable walls; slate roof at front, pantile at rear, with pierced cresting and barge-boarded gables. Wing rough-cast and white-washed, with slate roof, and moulded timber eaves cornice with scrolled wrought-iron brackets. Three stacks, two brick, one rendered. EXTERIOR: 2-storey 3-bay front, upper storey jettied on adjacent fronts to King's Staith and King Street. Original entrance to King's Staith now blocked by 2-light small-pane casement window. Flanking windows are similar, of 3-lights, and all have chamfered sills and lintels of painted stone. First floor windows are 2 x 4-pane lights in architraves with moulded sills. Lintel of ground floor centre window relief carved with date 1898 and initials SS. Moulded jetty plate to front and right return with dragon beam at corner. Entrance is C20 door in moulded surround in left return. Right return: 2-storey 2-window wing to right of jettied gable wall. Gable wall has 1-light first floor window with moulded sill, and 2-light attic window. In wing, ground floor window is 3-light casement with moulded sill and glass embossed with Art Nouveau motifs and 'OUSEBRIDGE INN' and 'SMOKE ROOM'. First floor windows are of 2 and 3 lights with plain sills, and upper floor has shaped panels of applied timber-framing. Windows in wing have moulded cornice hoods. INTERIOR: not inspected. The inn was known as the 'Ousebridge' between 1898 and 1974. (City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 151).

Listing NGR: SE6026851619

Selected Sources

Books and journals
An Inventory of the City of York V Central, (1981), 151

National Grid Reference: SE 60268 51619


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