Listed Building: THE BLACK SWAN PUBLIC HOUSE (464434)

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Grade II*
LBSUID 464434
Date assigned Monday, June 14, 1954
Date last amended


YORK SE6051NE PEASHOLME GREEN 1112-1/17/863 (South East side) 14/06/54 No.23 The Black Swan Public House GV II* House, now public house. Late C16 with early and late C17 extensions; renovation and further extension in C20. Timber-framed, front plastered and whitewashed, buff-orange brick in random bond elsewhere; roofs of tile and pantile with brick stacks. EXTERIOR: twin-gabled front of 2 storeys and attic, with jettied first floor and exposed timber-framing, largely renewed; extension to right of 2 storeys and gabled attic, 2 windows; to left, C20 2-storey extension. Door to right of centre has attached geometric panelling. Windows are single- or multi-light leaded casements with renewed timber mullions and transoms. Twin gables have vine-carved bargeboards and pendants. Gable to right extension is blind. Rear: gabled wings project behind later extensions. Right wing has altered windows beneath moulded brick pediments, segmental on first floor, triangular in attic, and broad moulded attic band. In return to left, arcade of blind round arches to ground floor. Left wing has triangular pediment over C20 2-light window on first floor. Left return: C20 extensions flank early C17 gabled wing of 2 storeys and attic with jettied upper floors. Wing has 5-light casement window on ground floor and similar 2-light windows on upper floors. To left, late C17 2-storey extension behind C20 addition has two first floor windows in rendered quoined surrounds. INTERIOR: ground floor: stone flagged entrance passage has elliptical keyed arch to stairhall: three doorcases with pilasters supporting moulded cornices, two with pulvinated friezes and contemporary panelled doors, one with added bolection moulded architrave to door of 6 fielded panels. Front left room, lined with reset C17 panelling, has bolection moulded fire surround beneath painted overmantel panel between squat sunk-panel pilasters with moulded cornice: ceiling coffered with intersecting beams with moulded soffits: half-domed semicircular niche with shaped shelves on shaped brackets. Open-well staircase with panelled risers, moulded close string, bulbous balusters, heavy moulded handrail and square newels with ball and pedestals finials and pierced pendants: 2-panel door beneath stairs. Rear left room has chamfered beams and huge fireplace beneath chamfered timber bressumer. First floor front room lined with full-height panelling in moulded surrounds, painted in trompe l'oeil rectangular and oval raised panels containing figures, and incorporating door on H-L hinges. Pulvinated frieze painted with laurel leaves. Fireplace lined with reset blue and white tiles beneath moulded cornice shelf and shaped panel overmantel enclosed in moulded frame and painted with allegorical figures in pastoral scene: both parts flanked by sunk-panel pilasters. Ceiling coffered by heavy beams with moulded soffits. Panel paintings almost indecipherable. (City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 179). Listing NGR: SE6074551949

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Grid reference SE 60745 51949 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW

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Jan 11 2007 3:00PM


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