Building record MYO908 - Lady Hewleys Almshouses

Summary

Range of ten almshouses, built in 1840, with 20th century modernisation. By JB Pritchett for the Trustees of Lady Hewley's Charity. Exterior: 2 storeys and cellars; 9-window front, flanked by cross-gabled bays. Main front has 3 square-headed doorways with paired board doors in 4-centred openings.

Location

Grid reference SE 6063 5188 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Range of ten almshouses. 1840, with C20 modernisation. By JB Pritchett for the Trustees of Lady Hewley's Charity. Tooled ashlar; slate roofs with moulded stone copings and shaped kneelers, and brick stacks: rear of orange-red brick in stretcher bond, raised in red brick.

EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and cellars; 9-window front, flanked by cross-gabled bays. Main front has 3 square-headed doorways with paired board doors in 4-centred openings. 2-light cellar openings beneath iron grilles under ground floor windows. Windows on both floors of main front are square-headed, of 2 mullioned lights with 8-pane sashes, those on ground floor taller. Left cross-wing has doorway on ground floor, and window of 2 pointed lights with 6- on 4-pane hung sashes in 4-centred head on first floor. Right cross-wing has square-headed window of paired 8-pane sashes in 4-centred opening on ground floor: first floor window the same as in left cross-wing. All openings are double chamfered and have coved hoodmoulds. Chamfered eaves course beneath moulded guttering to main front. Left return: 2-storey gable wall. Square-headed 3-light mullion window on ground floor, 4-centred window of 2 pointed lights on first floor. Right return: 2-storey 5-window front. Details as for main front with two doorways and 3 windows on ground floor.

INTERIOR: entrance lobbies divided by movable panelled partitions. Kitchen ranges said to survive behind board blocking beneath moulded mantelshelves. First floor rooms retain plain fireplaces, now blocked. No.8A was formerly the Almshouse chapel.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 96).

NMR Information

613515 Architectural Survey Investigation by RCHME/EH Architectural Survey

BF060257 LADY HEWLEY'S ALMSHOUSES, YORK File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued.



Listing NGR: SE6064551884

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


NMR, NMR data (Unassigned). SYO2214.

RCHME, 1981, City of York Volume V: The Central Area (Monograph). SYO65.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.
  • --- Monograph: RCHME. 1981. City of York Volume V: The Central Area.

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Jun 14 2020 5:27PM

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