York House (Part of Stella Maris School), Bideford
Description: York House (Part of Stella Maris School)
Date Listed: 19 March 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 375910
OS Grid Reference: SS4509027026
OS Grid Coordinates: 245090, 127026
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0217, -4.2101
Location: Northam Road, Bideford, Devon EX39 3JX
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SS42NE NORTHAM ROAD
842-1/2/209 (East side)
19/03/73 York House (part of Stella Maris
Detached house, now part of school. Probably late C18, altered
in mid C19; C20 section added at each end. Solid rendered
walls. Hipped slate roof.
Double-depth plan, 3 rooms wide; range facing Northam Road has
main staircase and entrance-hall right of centre, and back
staircase at left-hand end; passages lead out to the garden
from both staircases.
3 storeys; garden front of 5-window range, the first, third
and fourth windows from the left taking the form of 3-storeyed
canted bays. Doorways in place of right-hand ground-storey
window and second window from left. Former is round-arched
with attached Doric column and entablature; panelled door with
4 lower panels in the shape of a St Andrew's Cross below, and
4 oblong panels above; patterned fanlight, panelled reveals.
Bays have 2-paned sashes with a single horizontal glazing-bar
in the ground storey each with an entablature at first-floor
level. Upper-storey windows have 6-paned sashes. Deep
bracketed eaves cornice.
Northam Road front has sashes with margin-panes. Also 2
round-arched stair windows with moulded archivolts and
keystones, the former springing from a moulded stringcourse;
samll-paned glazing. Raised quoins at left-hand end. Bracketed
INTERIOR: geometrical wooden main staircase with slender
turned balusters having square necking-pieces; handrail
voluted at the foot on both sides; shaped step-ends; from
first floor the stair turns into an ordinary open-well. Rooms
much altered, although there are moulded cornices on the
Listing NGR: SS4509027026
Source: English Heritage
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