Building record MYO1828 - 33 Bootham
|SE 6003 5232 (point)
|City of York, North Yorkshire
Type and Period (2)
House. 1752-1755. Erected by Robert Clough (builder). Brick in Flemish bond with painted stone dressings and an 'M' roof which is slated at the front and pantiled at the rear.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys plus attic and 4 bays. The facade has a plinth, ground and first floor sill bands, 2 storey bands, and a timber cornice gutter. The windows are glazing bar sashes with rubbed brick flat arches. The right-hand window on the ground floor, like those on the 2nd floor, has exposed sash boxes and is probably a reconstruction. Towards the left there is a C20 flat-roofed attic dormer. The 3rd bay contains an early C19 doorcase which has pilasters with sunken panels and a pediment. The door has 8 raised and fielded panels and the overlight is plain and rectangular. Gable chimneys.
INTERIOR: not inspected. Recorded by RCHM as containing a main staircase which has 3 balusters to each tread, swept at the foot of the stair in a cluster round the newel, and a staircase window flanked by Roman Doric Pilasters, with decorated plasterwork above. The servants' staircase was recorded an having closed strings, turned balusters, and square newels.
(An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York: RCHME: Outside the City Walls East of the Ouse: HMSO London: 1975-: 55). Listing NGR: SE6003752334
Derived from English Heritage LB download dated: 22/08/2005
No. 33, was erected by Robert Clough, builder, between 1752 and 1755 (YCA, E93, f. 293, E94, f. 4) (also built 28 Gillygate). The principal elevation to Bootham is of four bays, with cement-rendered plinth, painted stone bands at both upper floor levels, and continuous sill bands to the ground and first-floor storeys. The sash windows have flat arches of gauged brick; those to the two lower storeys have recessed frames and painted rendered reveals, those to the top storey flush frames which are replacements probably of 19th-century date, as is the moulded timber cornice. The front door, approached by a flight of four stone steps, has a simple surround of the early 19th century, with sunk panels to the pilasters and a triangular pediment; the door is original and has eight fielded panels.
The rear elevation, with walling of common bricks, has good red brick dressings to the window arches and bands. Wings of full height project from both end bays, that to the N.W. being narrower; it probably contained privy closets. The brick plinth, and the plat-bands to both upper floors are continued round the wings. The windows have flat arches of gauged brick. Above the central rear entrance is a round-arched window lighting the staircase. The roof is in two spans parallel to the street.
Inside the house some alterations have been made to the fittings. The ground floor has four rooms, with the entrance hall passage made by partitioning the original hall, and the staircase hall situated behind, between two smaller back rooms. A secondary servants' staircase is located in the middle of the house against the S.E. side wall. The main staircase has three balusters to each tread, swept at the foot of the stair in a cluster round the newel. The staircase window is flanked by Roman Doric pilasters on pedestals, with moulding and enrichment to the arch above, under swags of plaster drapery with ribbons and tassels.
The servants' staircase has close strings, turned balusters and square newel posts, with attached half-balusters. The moulded handrail is carried vertically up the face of the newel to reach the level of the next stair flight, an arrangement made necessary by the confined space and steep ascent.
'Houses: Bootham', in An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in City of York, Volume 4, Outside the City Walls East of the Ouse (London, 1975), Monument 39.
BF060386 33 BOOTHAM, YORK File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued.
NMR, NMR data (Unassigned). SYO2214.
RCHME, 1975, RCHME Volume 4, Outside the City Walls East of the Ouse (Monograph). SYO2424.
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May 5 2020 2:15PM