Building record MYO1231 - NUMBER 29 AND WALLS ATTACHED TO SOUTH WEST

Summary

A former house, now offices, built mainly in the late 18th century with some later alteration. The base of the rear wall incorporates part of an early 14th century ashlar built abbey building. The house is of brick in flemish bond; and has 3 storeys plus attic. The upper storeys have 2 sash windows (and one blocked). The ground storey has 3 windows with panelled shutters and a good panelled pilaster doorcase with radial fanlight under an open pediment with swagged tympanum. There is a gabled end to south-west with shallow canted bay, tiered over the lower storeys and with semi-circular tripartite window to attic and a modillion eaves cornice. The interior retains many original features including a staircase and fireplaces.

Location

Grid reference SE 5988 5222 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire

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Full Description

House, now offices; incorporating part of precinct wall of St Mary's Abbey, Museum Gardens (qv). Abbey remains early C14; house late C18. MATERIALS: terrace wall of magnesian limestone ashlar; house of buff-brown brick in Flemish bond, rear of orange-brown brick in random bond with ground floor of ashlar: timber doorcase and eaves cornice: slate roof with moulded stone kneelers and brick stacks. EXTERIOR: 3-storey 3-bay front. 6-panel door and radial glazed fanlight in doorcase of sunk-panel pilasters with fluted impost band and dentilled open pediment supported on attenuated grooved consoles: tympanum enriched with composition garlands and ribbons. Windows are 16-pane sashes except for two 12-pane sashes on ground floor, all with painted stone sills and 1-course segmental brick arches. Ground floor windows retain sunk-panel shutters. On both upper floors right end window is blocked. Moulded modillioned eaves cornice. Garden front to right: 2 storeys and attic; 1 gabled bay with shallow 2-storey canted bay window. On ground floor, glazed and panelled door beneath 6-pane overlight opens to terrace garden; flanking windows are tall 8-pane sashes. First floor window is tripartite with 12-pane centre sash. Attic has a lunette window with casement. Terrace garden wall has high chamfered plinth beneath 4 blocked vertical slits. Right return has shoulder-headed doorway and 2-light window with cinquefoiled heads, both blocked. Much weathered octagonal bowl font used as flower container in blocked doorway. INTERIOR: cellar: stone fireplace with chamfered segmental arch and moulded mantelshelf. Ground floor: stone-flagged floor entrance hall; close string staircase with turned balusters and ramped-up handrail. Right room has cupboard formed from blocked passage and shoulder-headed doorway to former Almonry: fireplace has voluted jambs and moulded dentilled shelf. First floor. Left room has plain fireplace with moulded dentilled cornice shelf and round-headed grate. Right room has fireplace with panelled pilaster jambs enclosing drops, palmette capitals, frieze enriched with garlands and urns; panelled window recess. Both rooms have moulded plaster cornices. Second floor. Left room has plain fireplace with moulded shelf and hob grate with figures in the cheekpieces. Right room has moulded plaster cornice; plain fireplace with paterae and moulded and dentilled cornice
shelf. Attic: top flight of staircase has quatrefoil balusters: door of raised and fielded panelling on H-L hinges at the head. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: wall approximately 3.5 metres high 20 metres long attached to western corner, returning to south-east for approximately 2.5 metres enclosing raised terrace garden: probably part of the Almonry of St Mary's Abbey. (An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York: RCHME: The Defences: HMSO: 1972-: 167; An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York: RCHME: Outside the City Walls East of the Ouse: HMSO London: 1975-: 84).
Listing NGR: SE5988352222

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

NMR Information:

MARYGATE (south-east side) Grade II*. Late C18 with some later alteration. The base of the rear wall
incorporates part of an earlier Abbey building. Brick; 3 storeys
plus attic; 2 sash windows and one blocked. The ground storey
has 3 windows with panelled shutters and a good panelled pilaster
doorcase with radial fanlight under an open pediment with
swagged tympanum; gabled end to south-west with shallow
canted bay, tiered over the lower storeys and with semi-circular
tripartite window to attic; modillion eaves cornice. The
interior retains many original features including good staircase
and fireplaces.
(RCHM Vol. IV, Monument 241).

House, now offices; incorporating part of precinct wall of St
Mary's Abbey, Museum Gardens (qv). Abbey remains 14th century house late C18. MATERIALS: terrace wall of magnesian limestone ashlar; house of buff-brown brick in Flemish bond. (1)

Situated at SE 5988 5222. (2)

1 List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest DOE (HHR) City of York N Yorks June 1983 194
2 Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) 1:2500, 1962

Related event: (UID 613515) INVESTIGATION BY RCHME/EH ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Architectural Survey
14-NOV-1995 - 14-NOV-1995

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Aug 19 2019 12:37PM

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