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York (Unitary Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SE 61707 50980



SE65SW HESLINGTON ROAD 1112-1/2/440 (South side) 24/06/83 Garrow Hill


House, now students' residence. c1835; alterations and extensions of late C19; further alterations in C20. MATERIALS: yellow-grey brick in Flemish bond on stone plinth, with white brick extensions; rear in orange-brown brick in English garden-wall bond: ashlar porch; some guttering is timber on paired modillions, some cast-iron; slate roof has central lantern with hipped roof and timber bargeboarded gables. Verandah of timber posts and cast-iron latticed panels with glazed pent roof. EXTERIOR: 2-storey 5-bay front, 2 bays in centre and to left projecting: to right, 2-storey 3-bay wing with 1-bay extension. Tuscan porch with entablature projects in centre and has glazed and panelled double doors beneath keyed flat arch: above, 3-light square bay window projects over porch. On ground floor to left of porch are 3 tall narrow windows, on first floor one standard sash; at left end, there is inserted window with flat arch on ground floor and shortened blind 12-pane sash on first floor. All have stone sills and are 1-pane sashes except for first floor end left window. To right of porch, ground floor windows are C20 3-light casements, on first floor 1-pane pivoting windows. Wing retains 12-pane sashes with stone sills and flat brick arches on ground floor. One similar survives on first floor, with two altered to canted oriels with 1-pane sashes: right end extension has C20 2-light window. Rear: 2-storey 5-bay front, 2 centre bays projecting beneath half-hipped roof: 2-storey service wing at left end. Ground floor of main house fronted by full width verandah: beneath, openings have been altered to French doors flanked by windows. On first floor, except for unequal 9-pane sash at left end, windows are C20 casements and top-hung lights. Eaves project boldly on massive paired brackets. Left return: narrow centre bay flanked by gabled bays with bargeboards on oversize brackets, the left one pedimented with eaves cornice on the same brackets. Left bay has square bay window on ground floor; right bay is full-height canted bay window: both have French doors flanked by windows. Except for C20 3-light casement window in centre of first floor, all windows are 1-pane sashes. INTERIOR: ground floor. Entrance hall has 3 reeded doorcases with corniced overdoors of diamond latticed panels flanking raised central bobbin-like motif. Staircase to first floor has balustrade of twisted balusters alternating with arabesque panels, and light serpentine handrail wreathed at the foot around turned twisted wooden newel on a shaped curtail step:

stairs are panelled underneath and have diamond latticed treadends. Large reception room with canted bay window has doorcases of flutes and paterae with lion masks in frieze blocks: corniced overdoors incorporate panels of plaster moulded classical figures: inner faces of doors are of 6 bordered panels. Dado rail is of flutes and paterae; acanthus cornice is enriched. 2-storeyed inner hall is top lit by rectangular lantern. Doorcases are fluted with attached paterae, doors of 6 beaded panels. Moulded round arch to passage. First floor. Landing has reeded round arch with attached paterae to inner hall gallery. Doorcase to first floor reception room similar to those in entrance hall. Doorcase to room over porch is reeded with corniced overdoor of diamond lattice centre panel flanked by elongated volutes. Ceiling has plaster leaf cornice. Upper level of inner hall is enclosed by cantilevered gallery with balustrade of square section railings with Greek key terminals. Three openings are fluted round arches with attached floral paterae on angle blocks: other doorways are corniced. Coved ceiling is coffered with bands of rosettes in foliage springing from paired console brackets. Lantern articulated by squat pilasters, at the feet of which are palmette antefixae. First floor reception room has door and window cases moulded as bound fasces with laurel garlands in frieze centre panel and end blocks: door is of 6 panels bordered in bead mouldings. (An Inventory of the Historical Monuments of the City of York: RCHME: Outside the City Walls East of the Ouse: HMSO: 1975-: 75-6).

Listing NGR: SE6170750980


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An Inventory of the City of York IV East, (1975), 75-76


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 Jun 2002
Reference: IOE01/05805/04
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