SE6051NW HIGH OUSEGATE 1112-1/28/441 (North side) 14/06/54 No.5
House, now shop and offices. 1743, remodelled and extended mid C19; C20 shopfront. Red brick in Flemish bond, with timber cornice, pantile roof and brick stack. EXTERIOR: 4-storey, 5-window front. Shopfront incorporates passage entrance in plain pilaster and moulded cornice doorcase at left end. Windows on first and second floors are 12-pane sashes with sills and flat arches of contrasting gauged brick: third floor windows are 3-light Yorkshire sliding sashes. Raised brick string courses to second and third floors. Moulded frieze beneath massive cornice on block brackets, returned at each end; dated rainwater head, initialled FI, to right of centre bay. INTERIOR: first floor: C19 staircase rises from first to third floor having open string, shaped treadends, turned balusters and serpentine handrail, wreathed at foot on turned newel. Front right room has fireplace in surround enriched with ribbon and flower mouldings, frieze with floral centre panel between foliate arabesques and enriched cornice shelf: overmantel panel has eared surround and scrollneck pediment enclosing blank cartouche. Upper part of walls fitted with moulded sunk panelling over moulded dado rail and with enriched modillion cornice. (City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 147).
Listing NGR: SE6033651717
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