International House, Hull
Description: International House
Date Listed: 12 November 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 387833
OS Grid Reference: TA0781430183
OS Grid Coordinates: 507814, 430183
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7569, -0.3662
Location: 81 Westbourne Avenue, Hull, City of Kingston-upon-Hull HU5 3HY
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KINGSTON UPON HULL
TA0730SE WESTBOURNE AVENUE
680-1/13/382 (North side)
12/11/73 Nos.96 AND 98
(Formerly Listed as:
(Formerly Listed as:
2 houses, now students' hostel. 1877-79, with mid and late C20
additions and alterations. Probably by George Gilbert Scott,
Junior for John Spyvee Cooper. Brick with pargeted panels and
hipped plain tile roofs, each with a single side wall stack.
Queen Anne style. Brick plinth and string courses, pargeted
friezes to returns, rebated eaves with wooden gutters. Windows
mainly have brick flat arches. 2 storeys plus attics; 5-window
No.96, to right, has a flat front divided by pargeted panels,
with a central blocked window flanked by pairs of 8-pane
sashes, one of those to the left blocked. Above, large central
brick dormer with a segment-headed plain sash flanked by brick
pilasters, with a flat roof formerly topped with a dome. On
either side, a smaller hipped dormer with a 2-light casement.
Below, a round-arched brick doorcase with hoodmould and above
it, a 2-light window. C20 glazed door with side and top
lights. On either side, a square brick bay window with a pair
of 8-pane sashes. To left, a mid C20 link building, 2 storeys,
with two 12-pane sashes on each floor.
No.98, to left. has a recessed centre with an 8-pane sash and
above, a hipped dormer with a 2-light glazing bar casement.
Below, a projecting brick doorcase with multiple brick
heystones. C20 half-glazed double door with cornice and
segment-headed 3-pane overlight with wooden mullions.
Flanking bays have each a pair of 8-pane sashes and above, a
shouldered shaped gable topped with a brick pediment and
containing a wider 8-pane sash. Below, each has a square brick
bay window with a pair of segment-headed 8-pane sashes. Left
return has to left, a pair of 8-pane sashes and below, a
single-storey C20 addition cutting across the windows. At the
rear, a range of 3-storey C20 additions.
These buildings are part of a group of 8 houses by Scott, who
was a leading exponent of the Queen Anne style. They are said
to be the sole surviving examples of his highly regarded
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Yorkshire: York and The East
Riding: Harmondsworth: 1972-: 284; Padgett B & Moore N: George
Gilbert Scott Houses in Kingston upon Hull).
Listing NGR: TA0781430183
Source: English Heritage
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