Building record MYO1177 - Mill Mount House and attached railings


Mid C19 with C20 alteration. Probably by JB and W Atkinson. Stucco with hipped slate roof.


Grid reference SE 5944 5103 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

House, now offices. Mid C19 with C20 alteration. Probably by JB and W Atkinson. Stucco with hipped slate roof.

EXTERIOR: 3 storeys with attic. Main facade to The Mount 3 bays. The walls of the lowest storey are slightly battered and have channelled rustication. The windows are sashed. On the 1st floor they have lugged architraves with cornices, pulvinated friezes, and balconies with iron railings. On the 2nd floor they have architraves with cornices and a moulded sill band. Attic windows are inserted into the deep frieze, which has carved timber brackets supporting oversailing eaves and has plasterwork pentagons between brackets. At ground-floor level the left-hand bay has a C20 external aluminium entrance porch. Ridge chimney. The right-hand return wall, facing Albemarle Road, is also of 3 bays but has 2-storey canted bay windows to its outer bays, and the central 1st floor bay is blind except for a small inserted C20 window. The left-hand return wall, facing Mill Mount, has no window openings in its rusticated ground floor. At the left it has two 2nd floor windows with architraves and cornices above a window which has 2 round-headed lights flanking a central blind light, with low iron railings to the casement windows and brackets supporting a cornice with central segmental pediment. At the right there is a projecting bay which has 1st and 2nd floor windows with architraves and cornices. On the ground floor there is a doorway with a bracketed cornice hood which forms a balcony to the 1st floor window, with a front of stucco and ironwork.

INTERIOR: not inspected.

(Bartholomew City Guides: Hutchinson J and Palliser DM: York: Edinburgh: 1980-: 285-6).
Listing NGR: SE5944851037

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

Mill Mount House. 1850 Partly 2 storeys, partly 3 storeys and basement. Important house built by J. B. and W. Atkinson for Charles Heneage Elsey. Plan dated March 1850 and later. Parcel of land for sale for building 1844 (YG 24/2/1844). Stock brick. Stuccoed entrance porch. Large windows with flat arches of plain brick

'Topographical List of Houses Built Between 1800 and 1850', in An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in City of York, Volume 3, South west (London, 1972), pp. 123-130.

NMR Information

613515 Architectural Survey Investigation by RCHME/EH Architectural Survey

BF060916 MILL MOUNT HOUSE, YORK File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued. Copyright

NMR, NMR data (Unassigned). SYO2214.

RCHME, 1972, RCHME City of York Volume III South-west of the Ouse (Monograph). SYO64.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.
  • --- Monograph: RCHME. 1972. RCHME City of York Volume III South-west of the Ouse.

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Record last edited

Mar 6 2020 2:17PM


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