Building record MYO1531 - The Light Horseman Hotel


Public House c1870. The tap room retains panelled bar and mirrored backfitting. The pub has long standing associations with the nearby cavalry barracks for which it is named.


Grid reference SE 6076 5084 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


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Full Description

Public house. c1870. White brick in Flemish bond, front and returns painted; rear of orange-brown brick in English garden-wall bond; painted plinth; stone dressings; slate roof with stone copings and corniced brick stacks.

EXTERIOR: 2-storey 8-bay front. At right of centre is hotel entrance with door of 4 shaped and fielded panels and segment-headed overlight, in pedimented doorcase of chamfered pilasters with floral run-out stops and foliate imposts. At left of centre, similar door to bar beneath segmental arch on sunk-panel pilasters with moulded capitals and vermiculated keyblock. At left end, 3 round-arched 1-pane windows, separated by colonnettes with foliate capitals, have roundels in their heads and continuous hoodmould with keyblock over each window. Remaining 3 ground floor windows are round headed sashes bordered in ruby flashed glass beneath keyed hoodmoulds on corbel stops. On first floor are eight 1-pane sash windows beneath brick arches with faceted keyblocks. Ground floor windows have sill band over sunk-panel aprons, sill band returning at right end: also heavy console cornice over ground floor. Double frieze with consoles to eaves returns on both gable ends. Left return: 4-bay gable end with curved corner bay. Street front detailing repeated on paired ground floor windows between panelled door to left and curved door to right, and to first floor sash windows.

INTERIOR: original plan with spacious tap room, snug, side lounge and upstairs function room survives. Tap room retains panelled bar and mirrored backfitting.

HISTORICAL NOTE: the pub had longstanding associations with the nearby cavalry barracks for which it is named.

Listing NGR: SE6077050848. Derived from English Heritage LB download dated: 22/08/2005

NMR Information


NMR, NMR data (Unpublished document). SYO2214.

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  • --- Unpublished document: NMR. NMR data.

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Mar 21 2020 4:26PM


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