Listed Building: Meeting room, former muniment room and cells on south side of Guildhall. (1433732)

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Grade II
NHLE 1433732
Date assigned 16 March 2016
Date last amended

Description

Meeting room, former muniment room and cells on south side of Guildhall of early C20 date. MATERIALS Cells: cream brick in Flemish bond and orange brick in English bond; the roof is not visible. Meeting room: magnesian limestone ashlar and orange brick in English bond, the roof is of slate. PLAN: built on the south side of the Guildhall, against the east side of the Atkinson block and the boundary with the property to the south are single-storey, flat-roofed cells, with a single-storey meeting room at the east end. EXTERIOR: the front elevation of these two buildings faces north onto a narrow yard and the south side elevation of the Guildhall. The meeting room to the left is built of magnesian limestone blocks. It is single storey with a slightly projecting central gable with coping and kneelers, and a slate roof with two glazed ridge lights and two small, ridge ventilators. At the left-hand end of the building is a doorway with a panelled door and two large, square-headed windows with three-over-three pane sashes. The central gable section has two square-headed windows with two-over-two pane sashes and a doorway to the right with a panelled door. The right-hand end of the building has two square-headed windows now blocked with brick. The outer, east gable wall is built of magnesian limestone blocks with coping and kneelers; the inner gable wall is partly obscured by the cells, with the apex built of cream brick. The single-storey, flat-roofed cells abut the right-hand side of the meeting room and return at the right-hand end to abut the Guildhall. The front elevation is built of cream brick in Flemish bond with concrete coping and two rectangular windows with ashlar frames. The left-hand window has a grid of iron bars, the right-hand window is blocked and obscured. The return elevation has a narrower window, now blocked (with bars remaining behind the brick blocking) with a doorway to the right with a studded timber door. The south, rear elevation of the cells and meeting room has a patch of cream bricks at the left-hand end but is otherwise of orange brick with various blocked windows and concrete coping. At the right-hand end the meeting room has a projecting, flat-roofed outshot with a pedestrian gateway to the far right opening into a pathway into the yard in front of the Guildhall. The meeting room has a large eaves stack to the left and a smaller eaves stack to the right, both of cream brick. There is a small, central dormer window. The later, flat-roofed store of cream brick built in front of the right-hand cell window in the front, north elevation and the later glazed, lean-to canopy sloping down from the return elevation are excluded from the listing.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SE 6011 5188 (32m by 21m) (2 map features)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Record last edited

Dec 15 2016 3:00PM

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