GUINNESS BAR IN THE OLD GRANDSTAND AT YORK RACECOURSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1257530
Date first listed:
14-Jun-1954
Date of most recent amendment:
14-Mar-1997
Statutory Address:
GUINNESS BAR IN THE OLD GRANDSTAND AT YORK RACECOURSE, KNAVESMIRE

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Location

Statutory Address:
GUINNESS BAR IN THE OLD GRANDSTAND AT YORK RACECOURSE, KNAVESMIRE

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

District:
York (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SE 59660 49908

Details

YORK

SE54NE KNAVESMIRE 1112-1/3/525 Guinness Bar in the Old Grandstand 14/06/54 at York Racecourse (Formerly Listed as: YORK RACECOURSE, Knavesmire The Old Grandstand)

II*

Grandstand, now bar. 1755; demolished and partly reconstructed c1920. By John Carr. Orange brick in English bond with dressings of ashlar sandstone: roof not visible. EXTERIOR: 1-storey 9-bay front on moulded stone plinth: centre and end bays are faced with rusticated stone and break forward; centre bay is pedimented. Bays are arcaded, the end and centre ones with round arches of radiating voussoirs, elsewhere rubbed brick arches with stone impost band. Each arch has a C20 canopy over. Moulded stone eaves cornice beneath balustraded parapet of bulbous balusters with plain stone piers and moulded coping. Rear: 1 storey 9 bays, on brick plinth. Outer and centre bays are blind; elsewhere blind arcaded beneath stepped brick cornice and plain parapet with flat stone coping. INTERIOR: not inspected. HISTORICAL NOTE: this is all that remains of one of the most impressive C18 Grandstands in England. (Murray H, Riddick S & Green R: York through the Eyes of the Artist: York City Art Gallery: 1990-: 24; RCHME: City of York: London: 1972-: 50).



Listing NGR: SE5966049908

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
463768
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
An Inventory of the City of York III South West, (1972), 50
Murray, H, Riddick, S, Green, R, York Through the Eyes of the Artist, (1990), 24

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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Date: 04 Jul 2002
Reference: IOE01/05805/26
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