SE6052SW GOODRAMGATE 1112-1/27/419 (West side) 19/08/71 Nos.76, 78 AND 80 The Old White Swan Public House
Formerly known as: Nos.76, 78 AND 80 and premises occupied by Meyers and Walter. GOODRAMGATE. Public house. Early C17 with mid and late C18 front extensions; further extensions, alterations and renovation in C20. MATERIALS: C17 range timber-framed, encased in render, with tiled roof and brick stack. Mid C18 extension of red-brown brick, in Flemish bond to Goodramgate, stretcher bond to courtyard; ground floor rebuilt and extended in buff-orange brick; hipped tiled roof with brick stacks. Late C18 extension rendered, with stone-coped tiled roof and rendered gable stack. Buildings enclose 3 sides of courtyard. EXTERIOR: Goodramgate: No.76 has 3-storey 5-window front with glazed shopfront between half-glazed upstairs door to left and board passage door on strap hinges to right: first floor windows are 12-pane sashes, second floor unequal 9-pane sashes, all with brick cambered arches. No.78 has 2-storey 1-window front with 1-storey 1-bay extension to left. Ground floor openings are C20 12-pane sashes with stone sills. First floor has one 12-pane sash window which breaks 3-course raised band to former second floor. No.80 has 3-storey 2-window gable wall to street: windows on ground and first floors are 12-pane sashes with painted stone sills; second floor openings are blocked and attic has small 4-pane casement. Raised bands to first and second floors and at eaves level returned from courtyard front. Courtyard front: 2-storey 3-window rear range; 3-storey 4-window range at right angles to left; range of 2 storeys and attic, 3 windows, at right angles to right: angle between ranges to rear and to left occupied by 1-storey canted extension. All ground floor openings are C20 including 12-pane sash windows to 1-storey extension, one of which has heavy moulded cornice hood on massive carved consoles. First floor windows to No.80 are 4-pane sashes with cambered heads and painted stone sills, one blocked: second floor, squat 6-pane sashes. Other windows are various sashes, and attic windows to No.78 flat-topped dormers with 2-light casements. INTERIOR: ground floor only inspected. C17 range has substantial exposed remains of timber-frame, beams and joists, and two first floor studded partition walls visible from ground floor. Three large brick fireplaces survive with original brick stacks, two with massive chamfered timber lintels. No.80 lined with C20 full-height panelling, cornice and fireplace. RCHM record close string staircase with turned
balusters and square newels in No.78; and staircase with Chinese fret balustrade from first to second floor in No.80. (City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 145).
Listing NGR: SE6044752010