Building record MYO1806 - 53-55 Bootham and attached buildings

Summary

House, later divided into 2 houses, and now school offices. Built c1765; divided into two c1770-1; extended to north-west and porch added early C19. Probably designed by John Carr.

Location

Grid reference Centred SE 5994 5241 (20m by 19m)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Full Description

House, later divided into 2 houses, and now school offices. Built c1765; divided into two c1770-1; extended to north-west and porch added early C19. Probably designed by John Carr. Brick with painted stone or stucco dressings. Slate roof.

EXTERIOR: main facade symmetrical, of 3 storeys with cellars and attics and 5 bays. Above the ground floor there is a painted storey band, and the timber cornice gutter is modillioned and dentilled. Above each rubbed brick flat arch the 1st floor windows have painted cornices without architrave or frieze. The windows are sashed, except for the 2nd floor windows which are sashed with glazing bars, and the central window on the 1st floor which also has glazing bars but is blind. The attic is lit by a small flat-roofed dormer. The two central entrance doors each have 6 raised and fielded panels, pilaster reveals, and plain rectangular overlights. They share a Greek Doric porch with a dentilled cornice and 3 partly-fluted columns. Gable chimneys. At the left there is a projecting early C19 addition of 2 bays which has glazing bar sashes, and a door to a passageway at the left of the single ground-floor window. A change in brickwork suggests that the upper storey may be a later addition. The roof is hidden by a parapet with coping.

INTERIOR: not inspected. RCHM records original staircase with turned balusters to No.55. Other fittings include moulded cornices and a single original fireplace.

SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: the basement area in front of the main building is enclosed by iron railings on low stone copings.

(An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York: RCHME: Outside the City Walls East of the Ouse: London: 1975-: 60). Listing NGR: SE5996952435

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

NMR Information

Houses built circa 1765. Probably designed by John Carr. They are built of brick, having 2-storeys. The fenestration and other details are as follows: 5 sash windows (generally with single glazing bars only) with cornices to 1st storey and sill band; string-course over ground storey; coupled pilaster doorcases with rectangular fanlights. There are six-panelled doors and 19th century Doric portico with dentil cornice. No 55 has a 2-storeyed 2 window early 19th century side bay with parapet. There are plain wrought iron forecourt railings to the original frontage. The Interiors are generally altered but No 55 retains an original staircase.

Full description

(SE 59945242 - O.S 1/2500, 1962)

1. 5343 BOOTHAM (north-east side)
Nos 53 and 55
SE 5952 SE 12/100 14.6.54
Grade II*

2. Circa 1765. Probably designed by John Carr. Brick; 2-storeys; 5 sash windows (generally with single glazing bars only) with cornices to 1st storey and sill band; string-course over ground storey; coupled pilaster doorcases with rectangular fanlights. Six-panelled doors and C19 Doric portico with dentil cornice. No 55 has a 2-storeyed 2 window early C19 side bay with parapet. Plain wrought iron forecourt railings to original frontage. Interior generally altered but No 55 retains original staircase.
(RCHM Vol IV, Monument 45) (1)

1 List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. DOE (HHR) City of York N Yorks June 1983 26

BF060393 53-55 BOOTHAM, YORK File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued.


NMR, NMR data (Unpublished document). SYO2214.

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May 5 2020 4:25PM

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