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York (Unitary Authority)
Non Civil Parish
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SE 59626 52610



SE5952NE CLIFTON 1112-1/7/206 (South West side) 14/06/54 Schoolhouse at St Peter's School (Formerly Listed as: CLIFTON C19 block and Chapel at Royal School of St Peter)


School. 1838 extended c1900. Original building by John Harper, extended by WH Brierley. Grey brick in Flemish bond on moulded stone plinth, with ashlar quoins and dressings; brick stacks with stone cornices to slate roof. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with attics; 3-bay projecting block to left of 3-bay range connected at right angles by 2 link bays to Hall range (qv). Projecting block has central porch with 4-centred arched opening flanked by squat weathered buttresses and recessed glazed and panelled door. To left is gabled bay with slender embattled octagonal turrets: central part is shallow 2-storey square bay surmounted by embattled parapet with windows of 4 mullioned and transomed lights on each floor; attic window is single light deeply recessed in splayed surround with 2-centred head and hoodmould. To right is full height canted bay with 6-light window on ground floor, 4-light windows on first and attic floors: ground and first floor windows are sashes, transomed on ground floor; attic windows are casements. All are in hollow chamfered ashlar surrounds. Upper floor windows over porch are single lights in moulded ashlar surrounds. Hollow moulded strings run over ground floor windows, beneath first floor, beneath attic window sill and gable coping; gable and canted bay have moulded copings. 3-bay range to right has 3-light ground floor windows with transoms; on first floor, one pair of narrow 3-pane lights between squat 12-pane sashes; 3 pairs of narrow 3-pane lights to attic: all have ashlar surrounds, quoined on ground floor. Hollow moulded eaves course extends from projecting block. Linking bays have board door beneath flat canopy between fixed light windows to right and with 5-light clerestory above; similar 5-light window on first floor. Left bay has paired 12-pane sashes on each floor and moulded and corbelled brick eaves courses beneath plain parapet. Left return towards Clifton: gabled front is repeated, to right of 2 bays with mullioned and transomed sash windows. INTERIOR: not inspected. Originally built as a Proprietary School by a company formed by leading York citizens. In 1844 purchased by Dean and Chapter and amalgamated with St Peter's School. (An Inventory of the Historical Monuments of the City of York: RCHME: Outside the City Walls East of the Ouse: HMSO: 1975-: 53).

Listing NGR: SE5962652610


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An Inventory of the City of York IV East, (1975), 53


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: 15 Apr 2001
Reference: IOE01/03347/07
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Martin Roberts. Source Historic England Archive
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