Listed Building: YORK COLLEGE FOR GIRLS (1257411)

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Grade II*
NHLE 1257411
Date assigned 14 June 1954
Date last amended

Description

YORK SE6052SW LOW PETERGATE 1112-1/27/593 (North East side) 14/06/54 Nos.64 AND 66 York College for Girls (Formerly Listed as: LOW PETERGATE No.64) GV II* Formerly known as: Nos.67 AND 67A LOW PETERGATE. House; now part shops, part school. Front block dated 1743; C15 and C16 rear wings, remodelled in early C17; EXTERIOR: extensive alterations later. Front block of painted rendered brick, with timber colonnade and cornice; left return of orange-brown brick in English garden-wall bond: rear wings timber-framed with rendered infilling. Roofs are tiled or pantiled with brick coping and brick stacks, some truncated. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attic; 5-bay front. C20 plate glass shopfronts behind tetrastyle in antis colonnade. First and second floor windows are 12-pane sashes. Moulded modillioned eaves cornice, returned at each end, with winged cherub rainwater head dated 1743, initialled JR, and fall pipe on rosette clamps. 2 pedimented dormer windows with 2-light casements to attics. Rear: three gabled wings, timber-frame exposed. Fenestration largely C20 timber mullioned windows: blocked timber mullion window visible in gable end of centre wing. On second floor of right wing is canted oriel window with 12-pane sash between 8-pane sashes. In return of centre wing is 6-panel door beneath vestigial bressumer carved with vine trails, with round-arched staircase sash above; 2-light 2- and 4-pane Yorkshire sash on second floor. INTERIOR: front block, first floor: C18 fireplace with dentilled cornice shelf in right front room; moulded cornice in left front room. Second floor: close string staircase to attics has column on vase balusters, square newels and flat moulded handrail. Right front room has painted stone bolection-moulded fireplace. 2- and 3-panel doors. Centre wing: open well staircase to second floor, plastered and panelled beneath. It has moulded close string, bulbous balusters, panelled newels with ball and pedestal finials, heavy moulded handrail, and carved foliate volute at base of bottom newel. Doorcase at foot of stairs has pulvinated frieze, cornice and door of 6 raised and fielded panels. Left wing: ground floor room has moulded brick fireplace with flattened elliptical arch and shallow arched recesses above. (Bartholomew City Guides: Hutchinson J and Palliser DM: York: Edinburgh: 1980-: 167; City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 191). Listing NGR: SE6039552028

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Grid reference SE 6039 5202 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW

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Nov 30 2021 9:27PM

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