Building record MYO565 - GATEHOUSE AND WALLS ADJOINING TO BISHOPTHORPE PALACE

Summary

The gatehouse at Bishopthorpe Palace was built in 1763-5 by Thomas Atkinson for Archbishop Drummond and incorporates a clock of 1744 with a turret of 1895 and re-roofing of 1978. It is constructed from magnesian limestone brought from Cawood Castle, with brown stone, lead roof and oak gates. The gatehouse is square on plan, of Gothick style and comprises two-storeys and a single bay. The blue faced clock was formerly in the stables.

Location

Grid reference SE 5963 4778 (point)
Map sheet SE54NE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire
Civil Parish Bishopthorpe, City of York, North Yorkshire

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Gatehouse and walls adjoining. 1763-5 by Thomas Atkinson for Archbishop Drummond incorporating clock of 1744 with turret of 1895 and re-roofing of 1978. Magnesian limestone with brown stone, lead roof and oak gates. Gatehouse square on plan. Gothick style. 2 storeys single bay. Angle buttresses with off-sets surmounted by pinnacles. Segmental-headed archway with continuous moulding to architrave and coat of arms at head under ogee- headed hood-mould. Panelled gates with Perpendicular enrichment. First floor: 4-light window with intersecting tracery under hood-mould. Clock in gable. Embattled pediment with modillion cornice. Concealed hipped roof, surmounted by open turret with conical roof and weathercock. Similar facade to rear. Embattled walls to either side with 4-centred arched openings and buttresses with off-sets surmounted by pinnacles. Eric A Gee, Bishopthorpe Palace. An Architectural History, 1983, pp 40-41.
Listing NGR: SE5963247780

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

NMR Information: no additional description provided

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Jul 31 2019 10:51AM

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