Listed Building: NUMBER 54 AND ATTACHED RAILINGS (1259435)

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Grade II*
NHLE 1259435
Date assigned 14 June 1954
Date last amended

Description

YORK SE5952SE BOOTHAM 1112-1/12/81 (South West side) 14/06/54 No.54 and attached railings GV II* House, now offices. c1840. Grey brick with painted stone or stucco dressings. Slate roof. EXTERIOR: facade symmetrical, of 3 storeys and 5 bays, with the central bay and pilaster strips to left and right breaking forward slightly. The 2nd floor windows have a deep sill band, and above the frieze a timber gutter cornice projects forwards on ornamented brackets. The glazing bar sash windows are deeply recessed and have rubbed brick flat arches. The central window on the 1st floor has an architrave. The attic is lit by 2 dormers. The door has 2 glazed panels above 6 raised and fielded panels and is set within an architrave with a cornice on console brackets. The porch is supported on baseless unfluted Doric columns and has a dentilled cornice and a frieze decorated with roundels. Chimneys on gables in front of and behind ridge. INTERIOR: not inspected. RCHM records original hall and staircase divided by Corinthian pilasters and an enriched entablature, with original doorcases and alcove off half-landing with fluted columns. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: cast-iron railings on stone copings surround the basement area. A bronze plaque records that the poet WH Auden was born here 21 February 1907. (An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York: RCHME: Outside the City Walls East of the Ouse: London: 1975-: 63). Listing NGR: SE5993152383

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Grid reference SE 5993 5238 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE

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Nov 30 2021 9:27PM

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