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CROWN BUILDINGS

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: CROWN BUILDINGS

List entry Number: 1257872

Location

CROWN BUILDINGS, DUNCOMBE PLACE

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-Mar-1997

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 463345

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Details

YORK

SE6052SW DUNCOMBE PLACE 1112-1/27/303 (South East side) Crown Buildings

GV II

Probate Registry, now government offices. Dated 1885. By H Tanner. Ashlar and rusticated stone; plain tile roof with terracotta cresting, terracotta and stone finials, and stone stacks. EXTERIOR: 2-storeys and attics; 3-bay front, outer bays gabled, left one with crocketed finial, right one with plain bargeboards. In left bay, gabled doorcase flanked by dwarf buttresses with offsets contains segment-headed double doors in 2-centred arch on jamb shafts with bell capitals: tympanum pierced by overlight of 3 stepped lights beneath carved armorial shield. Above doorcase, single pane sash window. To left of doorcase, ground floor has paired 1-pane sashes; first floor one 3-light mullioned and transomed window; second floor one 3-light window with colonnette mullions with bell capitals, flat hoodmould with foliate stops and segmental relieving arch. Gable apex filled with blind tracery. At left corner is a canted oriel window on rectangular pier with stiff-leaf necking, band of blind quatrefoils and 1-pane mullioned and transomed sashes. Centre bay has 2-storey canted bay window with mullioned and transomed 1-pane sashes on both floors: 3-light window in half-hipped dormer. Right bay has paired 3-light mullioned and double transomed windows on ground floor and two pairs of sash windows on first floor. Gable filled with planted framing. Left return: 2-storey 2-bay return front with 3-storey cross-gabled bay to left, 2-storey flat roofed bay further left. Far left bay has board door with overlight in chamfered opening with 2-centred head beneath hoodmould on leaf stops: above is 1-pane sash window. Gabled bay has mullioned and transomed windows, of 5 lights on ground floor, 3 lights on first floor: second floor has paired 1-pane sashes with colonnette mullion with bell capital and flat hoodmould: slit vent in gable, and crocketed finial. Return wall has 2 levels of paired 1-pane sash windows between ground and first floors; 3-light mullioned and transomed window on first floor. To right is external stack with offsets and shield of City arms sunk in chamfered surround beneath stepped hoodmould. All openings are quoined and mullions and transoms chamfered. Moulded strings encircle rainwater goods and extend around building at ground and first floor sill level; over first floor windows continuing as eaves string over left end bay; below second floor windows, forming parapet coping to far left bay. INTERIOR: not inspected.



Listing NGR: SE6016952096

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National Grid Reference: SE 60186 52095

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