Listed Building: 33 35 37 Mickelgate (1257364)

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Grade II*
NHLE 1257364
Date assigned 19 August 1971
Date last amended


YORK SE6051NW MICKLEGATE 1112-1/28/642 (South side) 19/08/71 Nos.33, 35 AND 37 (Formerly Listed as: MICKLEGATE Nos.35 AND 37) GV II* House, now two shops and offices. Late C17 in origin; remodelled in early C18, when front range was added; subdivided and altered c1812; further alteration in C20. Original house possibly for Anthony Wharton; alterations of c1812 by Peter Atkinson junior. MATERIALS: front of orange-red brick in English garden-wall bond, with painted and plastered eaves band; modillion eaves cornice of painted timber; coped left gable, and brick stacks at rear of tiled roof. Rear wings of orange-red brick in Flemish bond, with added 3rd storey to wing behind No.37 of mottled brick in irregular bond; pantile roofs; C17 openings had flat arches of gauged brick. EXTERIOR: front of 2 storeys and attic; 5-windows. Paired shopfronts on ground floor. Left one has plain pilasters and dentil cornice, rising to gablet at left end over 4-panel upper floor entrance door beneath blocked overlight: glazed double shop doors recessed between half-canted plate glass shop windows. To right, shopfront of sunk panel pilasters with modillion cornice and plain fascia board: door of 8 raised and fielded panels with overlight to left, and margin-glazed shop door with patterned fanlight between small-pane windows. First floor windows are 12-pane sashes with slender glazing bars and flat arches of gauged brick. Three flat topped dormers with 2x6-pane sliding sashes, and one roof light, to attic. Rear: wing to Nos 33 and 35: 3 storeys, 1 window gable wall. Open doorway with divided overlight leads to through passage. C20 windows on each floor, attic one in altered opening with pilaster jambs. 3-course raised band to first floor, and moulded brick cornice beneath attic, both returned along wing at rear of No.37. Wing to No.37: 2-storey 2-window return, with 3-storey 4-bay block to left. 2-storey part has blocked C17 oval window in brick surround on ground floor left; other windows small-pane sliding sashes, with inserted hung sash on first floor. Portion of parapet survives above eaves cornice. 3-storey part has left of centre door of 6 panels in glazed screen, beneath half-elliptical fanlight patterned with vine leaves and rinceaux in wrought-iron. Ground and first floor windows altered; those on third floor 4-pane sashes with cambered arches, left end one blocked. INTERIOR: No.33 on first floor: front room fitted with full height raised panelling, and moulded cornice, subdivided by sunk panelled partitions. Blocked chimney breast with rinceaux frieze and blank overmantel framed in plaster moulded garland of roses. Panelling and overmantel bolection moulded. C17 fittings survive in rear room, including 3-panel door on original hinges, full height panelling and moulded cornice. Blocked fireplace with overmantel flanked by dwarf pilasters with moulded imposts; similar pilasters form jambs to altered window. Altered staircase around square newel retains late C17 column-on-vase balusters and heavy moulded handrail in attic. Hob grate in plain fireplace in front room. Studded partition wall to rear room. No.37, ground floor: glazed and panelled screen at rear of front room, in fluted frame with lion mask paterae. Stairhall flanked by Doric column and pilaster. Open string staircase with hollow-sided stick balusters, serpentine moulded handrail, wreathed at foot around turned newel. Balustrade continues around stairwell on first floor. Radial-glazed staircase window beneath round arch on fluted pilasters with moulded imposts. First floor front room: marble fireplace with angle roundels, no grate; moulded skirting and dado rail, fluted frieze beneath moulded cornice, and ceiling rose of acanthus leaves; panelled reveals to door and window openings. Rear wing: late C19 firegrate in angle fireplace, and hob grate in plain surround in huge chimney breast; back room has hob grate. Third floor back room has oversize plaster frieze on a deep shelf carried on timber pegs and cast-iron brackets, depicting Greek processional figures, playing musical instruments. Hob grate in plain fireplace. Peter Atkinson junior lived at No.37 for about 15 years from 1812; later it was occupied by Sir William Stephenson Clark, Surgeon, and Lord Mayor of York 1839. (City of York: RCHME: South-west of the Ouse: HMSO: 1972-: 74-75). Listing NGR: SE6004151614

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Grid reference SE 6004 5161 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW

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