SE6051NE ST SAVIOUR'S PLACE 1112-1/17/981 (South side) 14/06/54 Peaseholme House
House, now offices. 1752, restored 1975. Probably by John Carr for Robert Heworth; restored for York Civic Trust. MATERIALS: front of orange brick in Flemish bond, with quoins and dressings of stone; doorcase of painted stone; rear and returns of buff brick in English garden-wall bond. Timber cornice and brick stacks to hipped tiled roof. EXTERIOR: basement and 3 storeys; 5-bay quoined front. Flight of steps to front door of 8 raised and fielded panels in doorcase of engaged Ionic columns supporting entablature and reconstructed pediment. Windows to basement, ground and first floors are 12-pane sashes, on second floor squat 6-pane sashes, those on ground, first and second floors with sill bands. All have flat arches of gauged brick with stone keyblocks. Raised bands to ground and first floors. Prominent dentil and modillion cornice returned on left side. Rear: Venetian staircase window with radial-glazed central sash in round arch flanked by narrow sashes with stone lintels. Other windows correspond to those on front, with gauged brick arches without keyblocks. Broad brick band to each floor, and to eaves beneath plain cornice on brackets. Right return: two levels of tall unequal sash windows towards rear. INTERIOR: ground floor: entrance hall has eared doorcases with dentilled cornices; walls covered in plain sunk panelling with moulded cornice; plain stone fireplace. Front room to left fitted with fine plaster ceiling removed from Bishophill House, Nos 11 & 13 Bishophill Senior (qv). Fluted Ionic screen with bayleaf frieze and entablature leads to stairhall. Staircase with open string, turned balusters and serpentine handrail, wreathed at foot around bulbous newel rises to first floor in open well fitted with moulded dado rail. Staircase window of fluted Doric pilasters and entablature with dentil cornice. Most rooms retain moulded dado rails, cornices and chimneypieces. (City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 212).
Listing NGR: SE6068151948
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