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Gatehouse and Walls Adjoining to Bishopthorpe Palace, Bishopthorpe

Description: Gatehouse and Walls Adjoining to Bishopthorpe Palace

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 12 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 325942

OS Grid Reference: SE5963247780
OS Grid Coordinates: 459632, 447780
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9227, -1.0934

Location: Bishopthorpe Road, Bishopthorpe, York YO23 2QE

Locality: Bishopthorpe
County: City of York
Country: England
Postcode: YO23 2QE

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Listing Text

(east side)

7/26 Gatehouse and walls
adjoining to Bishopthorpe


Gatehouse and walls adjoining. 1763-5 by Thomas Atkinson for Archbishop
Drummond incorporating clock of 1744 with turret of 1895 and re-roofing of
1978. Magnesian limestone with brown stone, lead roof and oak gates.
Gatehouse square on plan. Gothick style. 2 storeys single bay. Angle
buttresses with off-sets surmounted by pinnacles. Segmental-headed archway
with continuous moulding to architrave and coat of arms at head under ogee-
headed hood-mould. Panelled gates with Perpendicular enrichment. First
floor: 4-light window with intersecting tracery under hood-mould. Clock in
gable. Embattled pediment with modillion cornice. Concealed hipped roof,
surmounted by open turret with conical roof and weathercock. Similar facade
to rear. Embattled walls to either side with 4-centred arched openings and
buttresses with off-sets surmounted by pinnacles. Eric A Gee, Bishopthorpe
Palace. An Architectural History, 1983, pp 40-41.

Listing NGR: SE5963247780

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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