Building record MYO1524 - ACOMB HOUSE AND RAILINGS AND GATES ATTACHED TO FRONT

Summary

House, part now office: wall, railings and gates attached at front. Early C18 with late C18 and early C19 alterations and additions; wall, railings and gates probably early C19. House of brick with painted stone or stucco dressings; slate roof. Front wall is red brick with cambered stone coping, railings and gates of cast-iron. 3 storeys. The house has been restored. it is constructed of brick; consisting of 2 storeys plus later attic. There is a heavy early 19th century moulded stone cornice, and a square early 19th century projecting bay at centre forming porch below with a twin pilaster doorcase having entablature and cornice. The fenstration is as follows: a 1st storey window in a moulded dog-eared architrave; the sides each have 2 windows with flat brick arches and triple keyblocks. There is a band at 1st floor. The interior retains original staircase, doorways, enriched plasterwork and fireplaces.

Location

Grid reference SE 5738 5131 (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, part now office: wall, railings and gates attached at front. Early C18 with late C18 and early C19 alterations and additions; wall, railings and gates probably early C19. House of brick with painted stone or stucco dressings; slate roof. Front wall is red brick with cambered stone coping, railings and gates of cast-iron. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys. 2 bays each side of 3-storey one-bay porch. The facade has a storey band, which is continued as a cornice around the porch. Above the 1st floor windows there is a heavy cornice, and a low attic storey (probably a late C18 addition) with a parapet coping above. The ground and first floor windows are glazing bar sashes. Except for the porch window they have rubbed brick flat arches and triple keyblocks. The 1st floor window of the porch has an architrave, and the narrow side windows are fixed with glazing bars. The windows of the attic storey are low 2-light casements with leaded glazing and rubbed brick flat arches. The front and side windows of the porch are similar. The porch is probably late C18 and has chamfered outer angles. The stuccoed ground floor is an early C19 alteration and has paired pilasters supporting the entablature. 3 recessed steps lead to the divided 6-panel doors with a 4-pane overlight. Gable chimneys. INTERIOR: not inspected. RCHM records entrance hall moulded cornice, dado rail and fine doorcases, plus round archway with fluted pilasters to stairhall. Staircase has 2 balusters, one turned and one twisted, per head, and moulded handrail. Round archway with fluted pilasters on half landing. Ground floor room to west has fine original panelling and bolection mould fireplace with pedimented overmantel. First floor has saloon with plaster panelling, cornice, fine doorcases, elaborately carved fireplace with overmantel, and Adam style ceiling. Many other fireplaces and door surrounds in other rooms. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: dwarf wall and railings extend full width of front and return at each side of porch. Railings are square
in section with spike finials; standards are turned with vase-like finials. Gates flanking porch are of the same railings. Forecourt wall, gates and railings listed on 24.06.83. (RCHME: City of York: South-west of the Ouse: HMSO: 1972-: 113).
Listing NGR: SE5738051315

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

NMR Information:

1.
5343 FRONT STREET (north side)
Acomb
No 23 (Acomb House)
SE 5751 SW 18/226 14.6.54
Grade II*
2.
Early-mid C18 with later C18 and C19 alterations. Well
restored. Brick; 2 storeys plus later attic above heavy early
C19 moulded stone cornice; square ealry C19 projecting bay at
centre forming porch below with twin pilaster doorcase having
entablature and cornice, and 1st storey window in moulded
dog-eared architrave; sides each have 2 windows with flat
brick arches and triple keyblocks; band at 1st floor. Interior:
Exceptionally fine throughout, including staircase, doorways,
enriched plasterwork and fireplaces.
(RCHM Vol. III, Monument 142) (1)

Situated at SE 5738 5132. (2)

1 List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest DOE (HHR) City of York N Yorks June 1983 98-99
2 Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) 1:2500, 1968


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


2018, Acomb Buildings Survey (Survey). SYO2119.

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  • --- Survey: 2018. Acomb Buildings Survey.

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Mar 7 2022 2:31PM

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