Listed Building: 85 87 89 Micklegate (1257323)

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Grade II*
NHLE 1257323
Date assigned 14 June 1954
Date last amended


YORK SE5951NE MICKLEGATE 1112-1/15/667 (South side) 14/06/54 Nos.85, 87 AND 89 GV II* Terrace of 3 tenements. c1500; wing added to rear of No.89 in late C16-early C17; C18 wing to No.87; late C19 shopfronts. Restored c1961. Probably built as rentals for Holy Trinity Priory. Timber-framed with wall-tile infilling, largely replaced by brick; front rendered and white-washed; rear wings of red, and orange-red, brick in random bond. Tiled roof with brick stacks. Each tenement 2 bays wide and 2 bays deep. EXTERIOR: 3-storey 6-bay jettied front, first floor jetty at left end supported on cast-iron Doric column. Shopfronts inserted to right of upstairs access doors; that to No.85 has glazed and panelled door and plate glass window beneath fascia board between grooved brackets. Upstairs access doors of 6 raised and fielded panels, beneath divided overlights. Upper floor windows are of 2 lights fitted between studs of each bay, those on first floor 8-pane top-hung lights, on second floor 6-pane casements. Jetty bressumers have attached embattled mouldings reproducing original, defaced, mouldings. Inverted bell-shaped rainwater head dated 1961 between Nos 85 and 87. Left and right returns: crown post roof trusses exposed in gable ends. Against right gable end, re-used inverted bell rainwater head dated 176?. INTERIOR: in Nos 85 and 89, timber-frame with braced, jowled posts, studding and offset spine beams, is largely complete and detectable on all floors. On first floor of No.89, front room has marble chimneypiece with moulded cornice shelf; in rear wing, two rooms have painted stone fireplaces in moulded timber surrounds, with plain friezes and moulded shelves. On second floor of front range are two early doors, one of 3 panels, one of 2 panels on a butterfly hinge. On first and second floors of front range, studding is exposed internally in the gable wall. On ground floor of No.87, front room (now shop) has detectable studding in rear wall, and coffered ceiling with moulded transverse beam and moulded and offset spine beams. Access to upper floors of No.87 not possible. On the upper floors, RCHM record almost complete framing, including boxed-in straight staircase from first to second floor and fireplace with stone surround in rear room on first floor. (City of York: RCHME: South-west of the Ouse: HMSO: 1972-: 82-83). Listing NGR: SE5984751555

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Grid reference SE 5984 5155 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE

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