WANDESFORD HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1259452
Date first listed:
14-Jun-1954
Statutory Address:
WANDESFORD HOUSE, 37, BOOTHAM

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Location

Statutory Address:
WANDESFORD HOUSE, 37, BOOTHAM

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

District:
York (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SE 60024 52368

Details

YORK

SE6052SW BOOTHAM 1112-1/13/72 (North East side) 14/06/54 No.37 Wandesford House

GV II*

Formerly known as: No.37 The Wandesford Hospital BOOTHAM. Almshouses. Opened in 1743 as the Mary Wandesford Old Maid's Hospital; altered mid C19, and in 1968 when the present doorcase was added. Brick in Flemish bond with plain tile roof. EXTERIOR: symmetrical, of 2 storeys and 7 bays, with the 3 central bays projecting under a pediment. Each bay has a round-arched recess within which the windows of both storeys are set, and a deep impost band is carried from arch to arch across the recesses. The windows are glazing bar sashes, the ground-floor ones with flat rubbed brick arches and the 1st floor ones with segmental heads and 3 over 3 panes. The doorway has a timber architrave and a broken pediment. The cornice gutter is heavily moulded. Within the pediment there is a niche containing a bust of the foundress. To the right of the 1st and 6th bays there are lead rainwater hoppers and downpipes. Chimneys to left and right, and on ridge to each side of the 3 central bays. INTERIOR: not inspected. RCHM record 2 original staircases, each single flight with closed string, square newels and turned oak balusters with moulded and ramped handrail. (An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York: RCHME: Outside the City Walls East of the Ouse: HMSO London: 1975-: 51).

Listing NGR: SE6002452368

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
462871
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
An Inventory of the City of York IV East, (1975), 51

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 17 Apr 2006
Reference: IOE01/15192/21
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David H. Garbutt. Source Historic England Archive
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