SE6052SW HIGH PETERGATE 1112-1/27/467 (South West side) 14/06/54 Nos.25, 27 AND 29 Young's Hotel (No.25)
Formerly known as: Nos.24, 25 AND 26 HIGH PETERGATE. Row of three houses; now hotel, bookshop and dental surgery. 1700-1707 with later C18 and early C19 doorcases and cornice; other later C19 and C20 alterations and extensions. MATERIALS: front of orange brick in Flemish bond, ground floor of No.29 painted, on painted stone plinth; painted stone dressings and timber doorcases and cornice; rear of orange-brown brick; pantile roofs have box dormers with 2-light Yorkshire sashes and brick stacks. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, cellars and attics; 11-bay front. Cellar openings behind grilles in plinth. Central entrance bay to No.25 breaks slightly forward: doorcase of fluted half-elliptical columns with necking and moulded bases has moulded cornice on elongated scrolled consoles: steps lead up to 6-panel door and fanlight in round-arched architrave with panelled reveal and moulded transom. No.27 has similar doorcase with door of 8 raised and fielded panels, renewed radial overlight and corresponding panelled reveal. No.29 has doorcase enriched with composition mouldings, of sunk-panel pilasters with acanthus leaf at the head and open pediment on frieze blocks: door of 6 raised and fielded panels beneath radial fanlight recessed in plain reveal in round-arched surround with fluted impost band. All ground floor windows are 12-pane sashes except for one 16-pane sash to left of entrance to No.27: No.25 has 1-pane sash windows on first and second floors; elsewhere first floor windows are tall unequal 15-pane sashes, second floor windows 12-pane sashes with original glazing bars. All windows have painted stone sills and most retain flat arches of gauged bricks. Broad raised bands to first and second floors. Dentilled and modillioned eaves cornice. Rear: 3 storeys and attics; 4 gabled bays, No.25 having shaped gables, Nos 27 and 29 Dutch gables. No.25 extensively obscured by fire escape and 1- and 2-storey extensions: on first floor to left of extension is shallow elliptical bow window with three 12-pane sashes: on second floor round-arched staircase window between 12-pane sash to left, 4-pane sash to right, both with elliptical brick arches: attic windows are squat 4-pane sash to left, 2-light to right, both with rendered flat arches. No.27 not visible. No.29 has 4-pane sash windows on first and second floors, 2-light C20 window to attic, all with 1-course segmental brick arches. INTERIOR: of No.25: full-height open string staircase with slender turned balusters and moulded, ramped handrail,
wreathed at foot. Staircase window between 1st and second floors incorporates painted glass of 1801 by Thomas Hodgson. No.29 has panelled rooms on first and second floors. No.27 vacant at time of survey. (City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 185-6).
Listing NGR: SE6025952112