Building record MYO1202 - 83 Micklegate

Summary

House built c1730, with early 19th century doorcase and bow window, and 20th century extension at rear.

Location

Grid reference SE 5985 5156 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

House. c1730, with early C19 doorcase and bow window, and C20 extension at rear. Red brick in random bond with brick dentil eaves cornice; timber doorcase; pantile roof with brick kneelers and brick parapet to left gable; left brick stack.

EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attic; 1 window front. Step up to doorcase of fluted half-columns with floriate imposts and moulded cornice hood on acanthus brackets; door of 6 raised and fielded panels beneath divided fanlight in round-arched architrave. To left, bow window with tripartite window, curved on plan, with 12-pane sash in centre, in frame with fluted frieze and plain cornice. First floor window is 12-pane sash, and attic has flat dormer with small 12-pane sash. 3-course raised brick bands at first floor and eaves levels, returning on left gable wall. Left return: 2 storeys and attic; 2 windows. Two segment-arched 12-pane sashes on ground and first floors. Attic has partly blind Venetian window formed from round-headed sunk panel between small 12-pane sashes.

INTERIOR: newel stair from ground floor to attic. Ground floor: plain round arch on imposts leads to rear of entrance passage. Front room has plain stone fireplace with cast-iron basket grate between anthemion side pieces. First floor: front room has chimneypiece with fluted jambs, frieze with paterae and plain shelf, and hob grate with floral drops on side pieces; moulded dado rail. Attic: both rooms retain plank doors with pegged-on panels, hung on H hinges. (City of York: RCHME: South-west of the Ouse: HMSO: 1972-: 81).
Listing NGR: SE5985651561

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

House, No. 83, built probably in the second quarter of the 18th century, is mostly original, but the front was altered early in the 19th century to include a bow-window and doorway on the ground floor. A lean-to extension at the back is modern.

Each of the three elevations is of red brick, in no regular bond, but that to Micklegate is now painted. Returning three-course bands mark the first-floor and attic-floor levels. The street front has a corbelled and dentilled cornice. The bow window is segmental on plan and the doorway beside it is flanked by fluted half-columns and surmounted by a semicircular fanlight and timber hood supported on fern-leaf brackets. The original window openings have elliptical arches turned in a single ring of brick headers and with blind tympana above the rectangular sash frames. The E. gable end, which has brick kneelers, five courses deep, and a brick parapet, contains a round-headed recessed panel flanked by two small windows, the whole of Venetian-window form.

Inside, each floor has essentially the same plan, of two rooms with chimney and staircase between; the ground floor is further sub-divided by a passage from the front door to the staircase and rear room. The Staircase, rising from ground floor to attic, has the treads housed into a single central square newel post. The rooms contain original and early 19th-century fittings.

Derived from RCHME - 'Secular Buildings: Micklegate', in An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in City of York, Volume 3, South west (London, 1972), pp.81. Monument 78.

York Conservation Trust
The restoration of the neat brick house adjoining the churchyard of Holy Trinity church was highly commended in the autumn of 1975 in the house and cottage class of a competition organised by the Civic Trust for the North-East in European Architectural Heritage Year.

The £100,000 scheme involved the removal of many layers of paint from the Micklegate facade in order to reveal the original quality of the brickwork. The structure is mostly original, but the front was altered in the nineteenth century to include a bow window and doorway.

Each of the three elevations is of red brick, and the street frontage has a cobelled and dentilled cornice. The bow window is segmental in plan and the doorway beside is flanked by fluted half-columns and surmounted by a semi-circular fanlight with timber hood supported on fern-leaf brackets. The staircase, which runs from ground floor to attic, has the treads housed in a single central square newel post. Many of the rooms contain original and early nineteenth century fittings. Period fireplaces have been installed and a small dormer window has been added to original front attic, and a window inserted in the rear attic, making two bedrooms.

Information from NMR
83 Micklegate: house built c1730, with early 19th century doorcase and bow window, and 20th century extension at rear. Exterior: 2 storeys and attic; 1 window front.

613515 Architectural Survey Investigation by RCHME/EH Architectural Survey

BF060825 83 MICKLEGATE, YORK File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued. Copyright, date, and quantity information for this record may be incomplete or inaccurate.


NMR, NMR data (Unpublished document). SYO2214.

RCHME, 1972, RCHME City of York Volume III South-west of the Ouse (Monograph). SYO64.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: NMR. NMR data.
  • --- Monograph: RCHME. 1972. RCHME City of York Volume III South-west of the Ouse.

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Feb 8 2020 5:09PM

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