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Description: Rowton Villas, Offices of Holderness Borough Council
Date Listed: 24 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 166711
OS Grid Reference: TA1377539911
OS Grid Coordinates: 513775, 439911
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8430, -0.2722
SKIRLAUGH HULL ROAD
TA 13 NW
5/35 Rowton Villas, Offices of
Workhouse, now council offices. 1838 by John and William Atkinson with
later additions and alterations. Pinkish-brown brick in English garden wall
bond with gauged brick and stone dressings, Welsh slate roof. Approximately
U-shaped on plan with projecting centre block of 2 storeys, 7 bays, 2-lower-
storey, 3-bay wings to sides and ranges to rear, that to left truncated.
Centre block: plinth. Outer bays break forward slightly and are surmounted
by pediments, each have 2-storey round-arched recess. Central entrance a 6-
fielded-panel double-door with fanlight within gabled brick porch with
round-arched opening of gauged brick and moulded barge boards to gable,
surmounted by flag-pole. Windows, ground floor: end bays have 20-pane
sashes surmounted by pedimented lintel. Otherwise ground floor has 20-pane
sashes with radial glazing to head under round arches of gauged brick, with
stone sills and recessed brick aprons. First floor has continuous sill band
to central bays at level of impost band to windows of outer bays. These are
20-pane sashes with radial glazing to heads under round arches of gauged
brick. Centre bays have 20-pane sashes with similar inserted sash between
fifth and sixth bays and inserted 8-pane sash between sixth and seventh
bays. Frieze. Overhanging eaves. Hipped roof. Rear stacks. Side ranges:
that to left has an inserted central entrance a 4-panel door and that to
right an inserted off-centre entrance with board door, both with overlights
under cambered heads. Otherwise ground floor has four 16-pane sashes to
left range and to right range are two 16-pane sashes, a 12-pane sash and two
9-pane casements. First floor: 12-pane casements and unequally-hung sashes
under cambered heads. Roofs hipped to outer ends. Ridge stacks. Original
signed plans exist in Council offices. Pevsner N, Yorkshire, York and The
East Riding, 1978, p 342.
Listing NGR: TA1377539911
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Source: English Heritage
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