Monument record MYO4353 - Stables and coach house in grounds of The Retreat
|Grid reference||Centred SE 6164 5082 (24m by 7m)|
|Unitary Authority||City of York, North Yorkshire|
Type and Period (1)
The mid-C19 stables and coach house and attached early-C20 mortuary are listed Grade II for the following reasons:
* the stables and coach house is likely to be architect-designed, demonstrated in its architectural
quality through the use of unusual and decorative full-height, blind arcading to all the exterior walls;
* the stables and coach house retains the original layout and features, including a boarded tack room
with cast-iron range, tack pegs in the coach house and hay drops for the stables;
* despite its discreet location and small size, the mortuary has been carefully designed in a Domestic
Revival style with a front elevation of paired batten doors and timber-framed windows beneath a
half-timbered gable with deep bargeboards;
* the interior of the mortuary remains intact with original fixtures and fittings relating to its use.
* the survival of ancillary buildings such as mortuaries is becoming increasingly rare within large
hospital complexes and this mortuary remains as a good example of a small, purpose-built mortuary serving the asylum and the Quaker burial ground in the south-east corner of the grounds.
* the stables and coach house and the attached mortuary, which stand in the grounds, both have a
functional group value with the listed Retreat.
Historic England 2018
Historic England, 2018, Grounds associated with the The Retreat Advice Report (Unpublished document). SYO2116.
Historic England, 2018, The Retreat Advice Report (Unpublished document). SYO2115.
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Record last edited
Oct 17 2018 1:47PM