Building record MYO426 - PROSPECT HOUSE


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Grid reference SE 5361 4792 (point)
Map sheet SE54NW
Civil Parish Askham Richard, City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

House. Early C19. Pinkish-brown brick with grey slate roof. Central staircase hall plan, with low 2 storey outshut to rear left. 2 storeys, 3 first floor windows. 3 steps to central 6-panel door under fanlight with radial glazing bars in doorcase of fluted pilasters and caps under open pediment. Outer bays have 16-pane sashes, narrower sash with 12-pane glazing bars above door, all in flush wood architraves. Ground floor windows under segmental arches those to first floor under cambered lintels. Wooden eaves band. End stacks. Contemporary fall pipe.
Listing NGR: SE5361547921

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

Evidential value:
The potential of a place to yield evidence of past human activity.
The external appearance of the building provides evidence of the local vernacular
such as the wooden eaves band, brickwork and the sash windows.
Internally the plan form provides evidence of the former farmhouse configuration.

Historical value:
The ways in which the past events and people are connected to a building provides
strong connections with the history of a community, its values, activities and heritage.
The building is part of the early 19th century development of Askham Richard and
it’s external appearance makes a positive contribution to the strong rural pastoral,
character of a village founded on agriculture.

Aesthetic value:
The aesthetic value of the external appearance of the building is a strong asset when
considered in the context of its setting where it contributes to the character of the
village green and School Lane.
The aesthetic value of the interior is communicated through details such as the
staircase and balustrade, skirting, architraves, doors, cornicing and windows. These
have not been retained throughout in a consistent manner but in sufficient amounts to
retain a sense of the character. The original fireplace surrounds have all be removed.

Communal value
The communal value of a building goes beyond the historical or aesthetic value that
could be ascribed to it. However, the property is in private residential use and there is
no communal use of the site.

2016, Prospect Farmhouse, Dunnington (Unpublished document). SYO1836.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: 2016. Prospect Farmhouse, Dunnington.

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Record last edited

May 10 2016 12:51PM


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