Listed Building: WANDESFORD HOUSE (1259452)

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Grade II*
NHLE 1259452
Date assigned 14 June 1954
Date last amended

Description

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

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Grid reference SE 6002 5236 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW

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Nov 30 2021 9:27PM

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