Building record MYO1761 - 29 Castlegate


House, now gallery, built in c1840, renovated in 1991. Part of an engineering works in the 20th century. Exterior: 2-storey 4-bay front to Castlegate: entrance in right return.


Grid reference SE 6047 5156 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire


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House, now gallery. c1840, renovated 1991. Front of orange-brown brick in Flemish bond on painted moulded stone plinth; timber doorcase and moulded eaves cornice on small mutules. Stone coping and brick kneelers and stacks to double span slate roof; roof valley on right return masked by flat parapet. EXTERIOR: 2-storey 4-bay front to Castlegate: entrance in right return. All windows are 12-pane sashes with slender glazing bars, painted stone sills and flat arches of gauged brick. Right return: central doorcase of sunk panelled pilasters, Doric entablature hood and panelled reveals, with recessed 6-panel door and overlight, approached by steps. 12-pane window in centre of first floor. To left, fluted bowl rainwater head. INTERIOR: entrance hall has enriched dentilled cornice. Ionic arch of fluted columns and entablature leads to stairhall. Floors of both halls of encaustic tiles, and all doorcases are reeded with angle roundels. Open string winder staircase with shaped treadends, slender bobbin balusters and moulded serpentine handrail, wreathed at foot around turned newel. Rooms to left have moulded skirtings and moulded cornices, one with floral paterae, one with foliar paterae. Window and doorcases are reeded with angle roundels, and windows have panelled shutters and reveals. Both rooms have marble chimneypieces, one with curvilinear mantelshelf and cast-iron fire surround with chrysanthemum tiles, the other with plain mantelshelf on heavy moulded brackets. First floor: landing has moulded ceiling cornice: radial-glazed circular lantern, rising from moulded surround, lights stairwell. Both main rooms have moulded skirtings and moulded cornices. Window and doorcases plain, but interconnecting door has reeded architrave with angle roundels, panelled reveals and folding panelled doors. One room has moulded chimneypiece with angle roundels and moulded mantelshelf. (City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 113).
Listing NGR: SE6047451568

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

NMR related object BF060419 29 CASTLEGATE, YORK
NMR related event 1995 RCHME Architectural Survey 613515

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Jul 6 2020 12:15PM


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