Building record MYO1160 - 12 Minster Yard
|Grid reference||SE 6030 5212 (point)|
|Unitary Authority||City of York, North Yorkshire|
Type and Period (3)
Offices. c1840, incorporating late C18 structure. By JB Pritchett for the Dean and Chapter. Limestone ashlar fronts, rear of squared limestone and orange-brown brick; wing of squared limestone; pantile roofs, hipped to wing. STYLE: Gothick.
EXTERIOR: 3-storey gabled front to Minster Yard, 2-window return front to right. High moulded plinth. Entrance in right return. Minster Yard front has 3-light window in square-headed surround on ground floor: first floor has embattled 3-light oriel, second floor paired lancets in 2-centred head. Moulded gable coping continues on plain parapet over right return. Right return: glazed and panelled door with 4-centred head. Windows are of paired 4-centred lights, in square-headed surrounds on ground and second floors, 4-centred on first floor. Openings and mullions all hollow chamfered: all windows have hoodmoulds, returned on second floor to form eaves string beneath plain parapet. Windows are tall hung sashes.
INTERIOR: re-used staircase rising to second floor has open string, turned balusters, square newels and plain handrail. Ground floor: front room has fireplace with sunk-panel jambs enriched with wheatear drops and dentilled shelf beneath later shelf. Rear room has alcove fitted with built-in shelving, supported in part on colonnade of squat columns. First floor: rear room retains fireplace with dentilled shelf.
(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 166). Listing NGR: SE6029952118
Derived from English Heritage LB download dated: 22/08/2005
Former Consistory Court, No. 12, was designed by J. P. Pritchett for the Dean of York, probably in the 1830s. The original design included a room above the vestry of St. Michael-le-Belfrey church, and would have blocked access from the vestry to Minster Yard. The plan, using a difficult wedge-shaped site, consists of a three-storey block facing the Minster linked by an extension housing the staircase to a two-storey block at the rear. The main block is of stone with a slate roof, in Perpendicular style, with an oriel window projecting from the gabled N. elevation. The lower rear block is a mixture of stone and brick, with a pantiled roof. Most of the fireplaces are late 18th-century but there are some of Gothic type, and the reused staircase, with turned balusters, dates from the first half of the 18th century.
RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 166. Monument 281
List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. District of York, 14-MAR-1997
BF060860 12 MINSTER YARD, 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.
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May 16 2020 6:27PM