Building record MYO1674 - House on Greencliffe Drive


A two storey house built shortly after 1836 as a gardener's cottage for the Roper family, owners of Clifton Croft, Greencliffe Drive.


Grid reference SE 5924 5295 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

House. Built shortly after 1836. Mottled brick with limestone ashlar dressings. Slate roof. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. Facade has one-bay gable at the left with a 2-light mullioned window to each floor, both with leaded glazing and with an heraldic shield in coloured glass in each light. The ground-floor lights have shouldered arches to the heads, and the lights of the upper window are trefoiled. The gable is coped. The right-hand return wall is blind except for a one-light window with shouldered head on the ground floor. Set back at the right, in the angle with a projecting wing, is a 2-storey turret of square plan with a pyramid roof. On the ground floor it has a doorway with chamfered surround, shouldered lintel, and boarded door with iron strap hinges. Above, at 1st floor level, there is a chamfered slit window. The right-hand return wall of the turret has a similar window at an intermediate level. The turret roof has lead rolls at the angles, a finial, and a pierced metal weather vane with the initials 'JR'. Chimneys on left-hand return wall of main range, and towards right behind entrance turret. INTERIOR: not inspected. HISTORICAL NOTE: built as a gardener's cottage for the Roper family, owners of Clifton Croft, Greencliffe Drive (qv). (An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York: RCHME: Outside the City Walls East of the Ouse: London: 1975-: 68).
Listing NGR: SE5924852960

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

NMR Information:

No further description provided.

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

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Record last edited

Aug 9 2019 11:33AM


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