Building record MYO1034 - 1-3 Parliament Street


A bank building, constructed in 1901. It is a Listed Grade II building.


Grid reference SE 6041 5175 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Bank. 1901, with later alteration. By Edmund Kirby.

MATERIALS: red brick in English and stretcher bonds, on polished granite plinth; bands and dressings of terracotta and moulded brick. Roof of Westmorland slates is steeply pitched, with half-conical cross-gable to Parliament Street, flat-topped dormer windows and conjoined brick stacks.

EXTERIOR: Parliament Street front: 2 storeys and attic; 7 bays. First floor articulated by diagonally set pilasters on stepped corbels. Right of centre entrance, in round-arched doorcase of three-quarter round columns with stiffleaf necking and moulded capitals, beneath cusped canopy with densely carved foliate spandrels. Double doors are replacements, approached by stone steps. Round-headed windows on ground floor in hollow chamfered architraves beneath foliate stopped hoodmoulds. Right end windows are narrower, in architraves enriched with carved leaf fronds. On first floor, window over door is 4-light oriel extended downwards to form doorcase canopy. At left end is semicircular oriel on massive moulded corbel, with 3 windows separated by flat pilasters.

Windows are of 2 or 3 lights with ovolo-moulded mullions and transoms and architraves enriched with Tudor flower and foliage mouldings. Beneath windows is band of moulded panels bordered in coupled carp and chrysanthemums with central lozenges. Frieze of halved sunflowers and heavily moulded cornice beneath parapet of blind traceried panels, interrupted by pilaster heads. On ground floor, alternate pilasters enclose rainwater goods terminating in lion mask corbels debouching into moulded hoppers, and with square section fall pipes shaped to plinth profile. High Ousegate front: right end entrance is recessed beneath elliptical arch of several orders on elaborate tapering corbels, the outer orders carved with leaf tendrils. Remaining detail repeats that of Parliament Street front, including lion mask rainwater heads at base of doorcase corbels.

INTERIOR: not inspected.

Listing NGR: SE6040751759

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

NMR Information

BF086936 BARCLAYS BANK, YORK File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued.

NMR, NMR data (Unassigned). SYO2214.

RCHME, 1981, City of York Volume V: The Central Area (Monograph). SYO65.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.
  • --- Monograph: RCHME. 1981. City of York Volume V: The Central Area.

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Record last edited

Jun 29 2020 11:18AM


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