Building record MYO1164 - THE BAR HOTEL (now, 2013, Gibsons) - 129 Micklegate


The house, now a public house, is from the mid 19th century and is of pink and cream brick with a slate roof and brick stacks. The building has a few 20th century alterations and is 3 storeys with a cellar and attic and a 3-window front.


Grid reference Centred SE 5978 5146 (46m by 27m)
Map sheet SE55SE
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

House, now public house. 1861, converted 1865. Pink and cream mottled brick, front in Flemish bond, ground floor painted; plinth and sill bands of painted stone; timber modillion eaves cornice, returned at each end; slate roof with brick stacks and 3-light window in flat dormer. Central entrance plan. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys with cellars and attic; 3-window front. Barred cellar windows in plinth flank entrance steps. Panelled double doors and tall overlight recessed in pilastered doorcase with segmental pediment. Windows are 4-pane sashes, those flanking entrance set in tall rectangular niches. Windows on ground floor have sills, on first and second floors raised sill bands; all have flat arches of brick. Rear: windows are 12-pane sashes. Left return: tall elliptical-arched doorway altered to C20 window. Right return: first floor entrance, reached by steps in adjacent City walls (qqv), has C20 glazed door and screen beneath original flat arch. Round-arched radial-glazed sash window above, and paired 12-pane sashes with painted stone sills and flat arches to attic. INTERIOR: not inspected. (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-: 41).
Listing NGR: SE5977351467

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

Gibsons, formally the Bar Hotel, was converted to a public house in 1865 and sits next to the historic Micklegate Bar, the most important of York’s four main medieval gateways and the focus of grand events. The Gibson has had many owners over the year but has recently been purchased by Star Pubs with a number of listed buildings within their ownership.

Derived from Heritage and Access Statement of Application 16/00167/LBC - Added 7/4/2017

2016, Design and Access Statement - Gibsons (Typescript). SYO1960.

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  • --- Typescript: 2016. Design and Access Statement - Gibsons.

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Record last edited

Apr 11 2017 4:40PM


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