SE6051NE WALMGATE 1112-1/17/1166 (North East side) 19/08/71 Nos.68 AND 70
House, now shop and office. c1700, probably with earlier origins; altered c1985. Orange brick in Flemish bond with painted tile shopfront; timber cornice to pantile roof with brick coping and end stacks, one rebuilt. EXTERIOR: 2-storey 5-window front. Glazed shop door between plate glass windows. First floor windows are 8-pane sashes with painted stone sills and segmental arches. Raised brick bands below and above first floor windows, that below broken by shopfront. Moulded dentil and modillion eaves cornice, returned at right end, with inverted bell rainwater head dated 1783. INTERIOR: entrance hall has moulded and keyed round arch on pilasters, fluted on hall side and with panelled reveals to stairhall. Panelled staircase rises around open well from ground to first floor. Staircase has open string, panelled treadends, column-on-vase balusters and moulded handrail ramped-up to column newels: parallel dado panelling ramped up to fluted pilaster newels. Blocked doorway in bolection-moulded architrave at foot of stairs. Renewed round-headed radial-glazed staircase sash flanked by fluted Corinthian pilasters, one renewed. First floor: plaster ceiling over staircase in moulded enriched cornice with circular centre panel and foliate spandrels. Large front room fitted with bolection-moulded panelling in two heights beneath moulded cornice. Blocked fireplace and panelled overmantel flanked by Ionic pilasters supporting enriched moulded cornice. To left, round-arched semicircular niche with shaped shelves on moulded brackets. To right, door of 8 raised and fielded panels to earlier staircase in keyed round-arched architrave. Small front room panelled in applied mouldings above dado rail: bold cornice with guttae over triglyph frieze. Eared fireplace in moulded surround rising in centre to cornice shelf, with broken pedimented overmantel panel flanked by foliated volutes. Roof: ceiled above collar: three cranked principal rafter trusses visible. (City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 237-8).
Listing NGR: SE6077951588