Listed Building: 57 59 Micklegate (1257340)

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Grade II*
NHLE 1257340
Date assigned 14 June 1954
Date last amended

Description

YORK SE5951NE MICKLEGATE 1112-1/15/652 (South side) 14/06/54 Nos.57 AND 59 GV II* Town house. Dated 1783; ground floor restored 1946-47. Front of orange-red brick in Flemish bond with stone bands, on stone basement; doorcases, and dentil and modillion eaves cornice of timber. Brick stacks to hipped roof of slate. Town house plan, incorporating service passage. EXTERIOR: basement and three storeys; 3-window front. At each end is a doorcase with panelled pilaster jambs, moulded frieze and dentilled cornice on volute consoles, the left one with wheatear drop below: doors of six raised and fielded panels beneath patterned fanlights recessed in round-arched milled architraves. Doorcase entablature continues across ground floor as plain band above C20 replica Venetian window with small pane glazing. First and second floor windows are 12-pane sashes with flat arches of gauged brick, over sill band on first floor, and with stone sills on second floor. Raised first floor band. At right end of eaves cornice, inverted bell shaped rainwater head over fallpipe with fleurs-de-lys clamps. Rear: segmental arches to first and second floor windows. Brick dentil eaves band. Dated rainwater head with initials WA. INTERIOR: ground floor: stone-flagged entrance and service passages. Two round arches on sunk panelled pilasters and reveals with milled necking and moulded imposts separate entrance passage from stairhall. Reconstructed staircase rises from ground to second floor, having cut string, slender turned balusters, two to a tread, and moulded handrail, ramped-up and wreathed at foot around column newel on shaped curtail step. Inserted elliptical arch leads to front room, which has enriched modillion cornice, and original fireplace with sunk panel jambs and moulded dentil cornice shelf, enriched with milling, frieze moulded with festoons and arabesques, and cast-iron grate. Rear room has two inserted elliptical arches and dentilled cornice. First floor: front room has moulded skirting, dado rail with milled enrichment, and enriched moulded cornice. Doors and windows have moulded and milled decoration to their architraves, and window reveals have sunk panels with composition foliar decoration. Fireplace has fluted pilaster jambs, milled architrave, frieze moulded with garlands and figures in applied composition, and milled and moulded cornice shelf. In rear room is fireplace with sunk pilaster jambs enriched with lion mask and pendant mouldings, possibly of applied composition, beaded and fluted frieze and moulded cornice shelf. Second floor: stairwell has dentilled cornice beneath coved ceiling and top light. Plain continuous round arches lead to front and back rooms. (City of York: RCHME: South-west of the Ouse: HMSO: 1972-: 78). Listing NGR: SE5994651615

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Grid reference SE 5994 5161 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE

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Nov 30 2021 9:27PM

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