Building record MYO1795 - Former Chapel At Bootham Park Hospital


Chapel built in 1865 to the designs of Rawlins Gould, in Early English Gothic style. Constructed of coursed rubble with an octagonal west turret and spirelet.


Grid reference SE 6016 5270 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Church, now offices. 1865 by Rawlins Gould; conversion c1988. Coursed squared sandstone with limestone dressings. Roof slated in bands of alternating colour. Ridge tiles have iron cresting.

STYLE: Gothic Revival.

PLAN: comprises a 4-bay nave with continuous chancel, short north and south transepts, and an apsidal east end. An octagonal turret projects from the south-west angle.

EXTERIOR: the west wall has a window of 3 trefoiled lights with 4 quatrefoils under a pointed head. The west doorway has double angle shafts with carved foliage, an outer pointed arch and an inner trefoiled arch. The doors are late C20. The gable is coped and has a cross finial. The upper stages of the turret are of ashlar and have sunken quatrefoils below an open bell stage with pointed arches separated by shafts with foliated caps. The stone spirelet has a weather vane finial. The nave windows have 2 trefoiled lights and a quatrefoil under pointed heads and have angle shafts with foliated caps. The south window of the south transept is similar, and its east window has a single light. The transept gable is coped with a cross finial. The north transept is similar, except that it has no north window and has a chimney breast which projects slightly and terminates with an ashlar cap. Below its west window there is an inserted doorway. The 5 windows at the east end are each of one trefoiled light with a trefoil under a pointed head.

INTERIOR: east window lights separated by columns with foliate capitals set with masks and volutes and moulded bases with bar stops; continuous moulded sill has corbel stops at each end. Windows have continuous hoodmould springing from carved bosses and angel corbels bearing the symbols of the Communion. At west end, tower door is boarded with scrolled hinges in 2-centred arch. Hammerbeam roof of arch-braced trusses springs from angel corbels and have floral bosses attached.

(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Yorkshire: York and the East Riding: Harmondsworth: 1972-: 154). Listing NGR: SE6016352706

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

NMR Information

1050602 Architectural Survey RCHME: Hospitals Project

BF060268 BOOTHAM PARK HOSPITAL, YORK File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued.


Architect RAWLINS GOULD 1865 C19 architect, working at York Lunatic Asylum.

NMR, NMR data (Unassigned). SYO2214.

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  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.

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Record last edited

Sep 28 2020 12:01PM


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