SE6051NW CASTLEGATE 1112-1/28/137 (North East side) 19/08/71 Nos.9 AND 11
House, now offices, flats and cafe. 1766, probably with early C18 origins; subdivided and staircase wing added c1795; rear extension c1840; further alterations in C20. For George Ewbank, chemist. MATERIALS: front of orange-brown brick in Flemish bond, with doorcase and moulded first floor cornice of stone; timber console cornice to eaves beneath low brick parapet with stone coping; slate roof with brick stacks. Rear extension of brick in Flemish and stretcher bonds with moulded timber eaves cornice, hipped slate roof and brick stack. EXTERIOR: 3-storey 4-window front. Central door of 6 fielded panels beneath radial fanlight in round-arched architrave in plain doorcase with open pediment hood on grooved consoles with acanthus pendants. To left, altered ground floor has wide tripartite window with small-pane glazing and C20 panelled double doors, beneath bold moulded cornice at first floor level. To right, 12-pane sash with painted stone sill and cambered arch, and end window altered to recessed glazed door approached by steps. First floor windows are 12-pane sashes of differing dates, with painted sills continuing as sill band; two to right have cambered arches, those to left segmental brick arches. On second floor are two 12-pane sashes with cambered arches to right, and to left, one squat 6-pane sash with segmental arch: all have painted stone sills. Rear: 9 has radial-glazed staircase window between 12-pane sashes with cambered arches. Brick dentil eaves course beneath low parapet incorporating vestigial gable above junction with rear wing. Rear wing has radial-glazed staircase window in the return and timber eaves cornice. INTERIOR: No.9 has open string winder staircase from ground to second floor, with slender turned balusters, shaped treadends, and serpentine moulded handrail, wreathed at foot around turned newel on shaped curtail step. Rear room on ground floor has heavy moulded cornice. No.11 has staircase of cantilevered stone treads with cast-iron stick balusters and moulded, ramped-up handrail, wreathed at foot around turned column newel on shaped curtail step. Front room on ground floor has heavy moulded spine and transverse beams enriched with dentils, and moulded dentilled cornice. Front and rear rooms on first floor, and front room on second floor, have fireplaces in bolection moulded surrounds with moulded and dentilled cornice shelves. 3-panel attic door at head of stairs to second floor. (City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 111).
Listing NGR: SE6039651643