Public house built in the second quarter of the 19th century. The building was refurbished in 1926 by Biscomb and Ferrey.


Grid reference SE 6049 5177 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire


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Public house. c1840 rebuilding of earlier structure; refurbished 1926 by Biscomb and Ferrey. MATERIALS: pink-grey brick in Flemish bond, rear in stretcher bond; inn front of glazed tile and ashlar: timber cornice; roof tiled at front, pantiled at rear, with brick stack. Wing and outbuilding of orange-red brick in English garden-wall bond with orange gauged brick dressings and tile and pantile roofs with brick stacks. EXTERIOR: 3-storey 1-window front. Ground floor framed in keyed elliptical arch of ashlar on tiled pilasters with moulded ashlar capitals; deep frieze and modillion cornice above, between gableted grooved brackets. C20 board door to right of narrow paired canted bay windows with small-pane glazing. First and second floors have tripartite windows, with 8:12:8 sashes on first floor, squat 3:9:3 sashes on second floor: both have painted channelled wedge lintels and painted sills. Moulded mutule eaves cornice with moulded rainwater head at right end. Rear: 3 storeys and attic; 1-window gable wall, with 2-storey 1-window wing to right. Ground and first floor have tripartite windows with 2:4:2 sashes, that on ground floor breaking into wing to left of doorway with divided overlight. Second floor has two 12-pane sashes, attic 2-light casement, all with flat arches. First floor of wing has narrow 4-pane sash window. 1-storey 3-bay projecting outbuilding has tripartite window with 2:4:2 sashes and cambered arch, and 2-light large-pane horizontal sash and 4-panel door, both with flat arches. INTERIOR: passage incorporates massive post with moulded head and first floor jetty of the adjacent Herbert House (qv). Keyed round arch on sunk-panelled pilasters with moulded imposts leads to rear of passage. (Dissertation for MA in Architectural Building Conservation: Davison Andrew P: "A Good House, fit for the purpose: Public House Design in York": De Montfort University: 1993-: 135; City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 178).
Listing NGR: SE6049751776

Derived from English Heritage LB download dated: 22/08/2005

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Aug 27 2019 4:58PM


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