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Grid reference SE 6002 5202 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire


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Lodge; attached gates and gate piers. Lodge 1874, gates and gate piers 1879. By George Fowler Jones for The Yorkshire Philosophical Society; gates probably manufactured by the Walker Foundry. MATERIALS: lodge of ashlar; plain tile roofs, half conical over machicolated eaves to street front and with wrought-iron finial, partly hidden elsewhere by embattled parapets; corniced ashlar stack with offsets. Gate piers of ashlar, gates of cast and wrought-iron. EXTERIOR: entrance front: 2-storey block with 1-storey porch beneath crow stepped gable; 2-stage embattled circular tower to right. Door in porch is glazed and panelled with overlight in chamfered stopped opening with 2-centred head: above is stilted arched hoodmould on foliate stops; in gable apex monogrammed shield bearing defaced date 18.. and initials YPS entwined. Porch left return has shield of Royal Arms bearing Plantagenet lions beneath pointed hoodmould with headstop at right. Front to Museum Street: 2-storey 2-window bowed front to right of 2-storey parallel range with corbelled extruded stack in re-entrant. On ground floor are three shoulder-headed windows, on first floor two square-headed windows, all 1-pane sashes in chamfered openings. Moulded first floor string, extended over stack. Garden front: 2 storeys and attic, crow-stepped gable wall. 4-pane sash windows on ground and first floors, slit light in gable end, all in chamfered openings. First floor string course. INTERIOR: not inspected. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: gate piers are square on plan, approximately 3.0 metres high, inner and outer faces supported by gabled dwarf buttresses beneath panels carved with pendent armorial shields. Shallow pyramidal caps surmounted by reconstructed gas lamps. Paired carriage gates are flanked by pedestrian gates, of square section bars and rails with rosettes at the heads. (Murray H: Heraldry and the Buildings of York: York: 1985-: 58).
Listing NGR: SE6049052070

Derived from English Heritage LB download dated: 22/08/2005

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Sep 30 2019 11:32AM


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