Building record MYO753 - CROSS KEYS HOTEL


Early 18th century hotel, altered in the late 18th century and again in 1900. The brick building is two storeyed with a pantile roof. There has been an inn on this site since circa 1250.


Grid reference SE 5874 4974 (point)
Map sheet SE54NE
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire


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Full Description

Hotel. Early C18 with alterations in late C18 and 1900. Brick in Flemish bond. Roof pantiled above eaves courses of plain tiles. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys plus attics and 3 bays. The outer bays have 2-storey canted bay windows with glazing bar sashes on brick bases and with flat roofs above cornices. At 1st floor level in the centre there is a blocked window opening with elliptical arch, with a smaller glazing bar sash window within the blocking. The attic dormers are plain tiled and have moulded pedimented gables and glazing bar sashes. In the centre on the ground floor there is a wide carriageway with an elliptical arch, now blocked, but containing narrow windows with glazing bars to each side of an added porch. This porch has a pediment on console brackets, and a door architrave. To the left of the blocked carriageway there is evidence of further rebuilding, including part of a brick band. The left-hand return wall, facing south towards St Helen's Road, has two 2-storey canted bay windows similar to those to the front elevation. The roof above is half-hipped, with a gable above a wide dormer which has casements with glazing bars. INTERIOR: not inspected. RCHM records original staircase with turned balusters with knops, square newels and moulded handrail. An inn has existed on this site since c1250. (RCHME: City of York: South-west of the Ouse: HMSO: 1972-: 117).
Listing NGR: SE5874049741

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

NMR information:

(SE 58744973) Cross Keys Hotel was built in the early 18th century, but an inn has existed on this site since circa 1250. (1)

Listed Grade II. (2)

1 An inventory of the historical monuments in the City of York. Volume III: south-west of the Ouse 117 RCHM City of York 3 1972 117 map Royal Commission on Historical Monuments, England
2 List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest District of York, 14-MAR-1997

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Oct 21 2019 3:11PM


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