York Consistory Court

From 'Houses: Market Street-New Street', in An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in City of York, Volume 5, Central (London, 1981), pp. 158-170. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/rchme/york/vol5/pp158-170 [accessed 21 January 2021].:

Designed by J. P. Pritchett for the Dean of York, probably in the 1830s. The original design included a room above the vestry of St. Michael-le-Belfrey church, and would have blocked access from the vestry to Minster Yard. The plan, using a difficult wedge-shaped site, consists of a three-storey block facing the Minster linked by an extension housing the staircase to a two-storey block at the rear. The main block is of stone with a slate roof, in Perpendicular style, with an oriel window projecting from the gabled N. elevation. The lower rear block is a mixture of stone and brick, with a pantiled roof. Most of the fireplaces are late 18th-century but there are some of Gothic type, and the reused staircase, with turned balusters, dates from the first half of the 18th century.

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