Building record MYO1706 - BOOTHAM GRANGE


This is now the Clifton Grange Hotel. Pair of large houses, now a hotel. Built c1840. Grey brick. Welsh slate roof. Exterior: 3 storeys with cellars, 1:6 bays; bay one is set back with contemporary one-storey side wing in front angle; bays 2-7 form symmetrical facade.


Grid reference SE 5972 5256 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Pair of large houses, now hotel. c1840. Grey brick. Welsh slate roof. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys with cellars, 1:6 bays; bay one is set back with contemporary one-storey side wing in front angle; bays 2-7 form symmetrical facade. Corner pilasters with chamfered plinths and Composite capitals. Round-arched door surrounds to bays 4 and 5; bay 4 with original 6-panel door and 3-pane overlight, bay 5 with C20 copy. Sashes with glazing bars under brick arches; projecting sills to ground floor; moulded sill bands to upper windows. Overhanging eaves with wooden cornice on shaped brackets; hipped roof with end stacks and central ridge stacks. Side wing on left has part-glazed door in wooden doorcase flanked by sashes with glazing bars under recessed panels; string course, parapet and hipped roof. Bay one of main house has 2nd floor window as rest and hipped left end to roof. Left return: 4 bays with some blind windows. Right return: red brick. INTERIOR: both doorways now open into a single lobby, with a C20 glazed screen wall set back from the entrance and with a glazed door opening into the stair halls which are stone-paved and now united by a wide archway. Former left house with original staircase having cast-iron balustrade with anthemion/acanthus panels between rods with entwined vines; coiled handrail; rectangular lantern. No staircase to former right-hand house. Off each stair hall is a screen with round arch on columns. Fireplace in front-left room is of grey marble with black Doric columns. Front-right room with classical marble fireplace and Greek-fret ceiling frieze. Shown on 1st OS map (surveyed 1850). (An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York: RCHME: Outside the City Walls East of the Ouse: London: 1975-: 67).
Listing NGR: SE5972352565

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

Contained large public air-raid shelter during WWII in basement to hold 235 people.
The Grange was also a key civil defence look-out station (Bootham Crescent, P Bowser).

Bootham Grange was being used for social housing and was in a poor condition before it was purchased in 1988 by the current owners. They refurbished and converted the building to become one of the top hotels in York.

In 1998 later the launderette on the corner of Bootham and St Anne’s Road was converted to provide an additional public room for the hotel with a bedroom suite on the first floor.

In 2006 the launderette building was extended and the roof space converted to create six more bedrooms.

The conversion of this building has made a positive contribution to the built environment and the restoration has certainly enhanced and saved this listed building.

NMR Information:

No further description provided.

Architectural Survey
14-NOV-1995 - 14-NOV-1995

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Record last edited

Jun 28 2021 1:56PM


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