Building record MYO1611 - Summerhouse, Mount School, Love Lane

Summary

Summerhouse built c.1744 and relocated approximately 75 meters south west of the Mount School

Location

Grid reference SE 5920 5104 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Map

Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Summerhouse. c1774; removed from the garden of Holgate House, No.163 Holgate Road (qv) and resited in the garden of The Mount School (qv) probably in early C20. Stone steps, timber structure, lead ogee roof. Octagonal on plan, raised on stepped circular base.

EXTERIOR: attached Doric columns support entablature with fluted frieze and dentilled cornice which breaks forward over each column. One bay is open to provide access. The others are closed by 12-pane sash windows over blind balustrades of sturdy turned balusters the rail of which forms the plain window sill. Roof finial terminates as dragon weathervane.

INTERIOR: fitted with attached bench behind which is a single fielded panel beneath each window. Boarded ceiling. The summerhouse was used by the American Quaker grammarian Lindley Murray during his residence at Holgate House.

(Bartholomew City Guides: Hutchinson J and Palliser DM: York: Edinburgh: 1980-: 286; RCHME: City of York: London: 1972-: 68).
Listing NGR: SE5920251047

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

NMR Information

Summary description
Summerhouse built in c1774; removed from the garden of Holgate House, No.163 Holgate Road and resited in the garden of The Mount School probably in early 20th century. Stone steps, timber structure, lead ogee roof. Octagonal on plan, raised on stepped circular base. Exterior: attached Doric columns support entablature with fluted frieze and dentilled cornice which breaks forward over each column. One bay is open to provide access. The others are closed by 12-pane sash windows over blind balustrades of sturdy turned balusters the rail of which forms the plain window sill. Roof finial terminates as dragon weathervane.

Full description
(SE 59215103 - sited from HHR map)

1.
5343 DALTON TERRACE
Garden House in grounds of The Mount School
SE 5951 SW 19/747
Grade II*
2.
1774. An octagonal pavilion. Enclosed by sash windows above blind balustrades set between engaged Tuscan columns which support plain frieze, cornice and leaded ogee roof with finial
surmounted by wind vane in the form of a dragon. The building, which is set on a stone circular base, formerly stood in the garden of No 163 (Holgate House), Holgate (q.v.).
(RCHM Vol. III, 68) (1)

Sources

1 List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest DOE (HHR) City of York, N Yorks, June 1983, p.83

613515 Architectural Survey Investigation by RCHME/EH Architectural Survey

BF060933 THE MOUNT SCHOOL, 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.

People and Organisations

Compiler CHRISTINE A PROBERT Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England 1984-12-01 1984-12-01 RCHME Staff: Southampton 1984-1988


NMR, NMR data (Unpublished document). SYO2214.

RCHME, 1972, RCHME City of York Volume III South-west of the Ouse, p68 (Monograph). SYO64.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: NMR. NMR data.
  • --- Monograph: RCHME. 1972. RCHME City of York Volume III South-west of the Ouse. p68.

Protected Status/Designation

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Mar 6 2020 4:27PM

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