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York House

A Grade II Listed Building in Dartmouth, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3512 / 50°21'4"N

Longitude: -3.5776 / 3°34'39"W

OS Eastings: 287860

OS Northings: 51327

OS Grid: SX878513

Mapcode National: GBR QS.RBH6

Mapcode Global: FRA 38D3.N19

Entry Name: York House

Listing Date: 23 October 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197512

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387338

Location: Dartmouth, South Hams, Devon, TQ6

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Dartmouth

Built-Up Area: Dartmouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Dartmouth Townstal

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


DARTMOUTH

SX874510 SOUTH EMBANKMENT
673-1/8/224 (West side)
23/10/72 No.1
York House

GV II

Shops with houses above. Dated 1893 probably by EH Back, the
borough surveyor. Mixed construction; timber-framed show
fronts with other walls of grey limestone rubble with red
brick and some Bathstone dressings; axial stack, 2 rear
lateral stacks and a right end stack with tall red brick
chimneyshafts in Elizabethan style and C19 pots; tall gabled
slate roof.
PLAN: 4-room plan with 2 large shops (now knocked together).
EXTERIOR: 4 storeys. Ornamental show fronts in Elizabethan
style. Timber-framed with jettied floors, projecting bays,
balustraded balconies and gabled roofs.
North front onto The Quay has 2 wide timber shop windows,
mostly original with continuous clerestorey filled with small
rectangular panes. First-floor jetty and balconies shelter the
shop fronts and are supported on shaped timber brackets.
Symmetrical 4-window front above, the outer bays projecting
forward containing ovolo-moulded 3-light mullion-and-transom
windows, larger lower lights containing original horned sashes
without glazing bars. Inner bays with similar 2-light windows.
Jetties have shaped joist ends projecting through moulded
cornices and shaped brackets on the corners. Framing has
narrow panels; criss-cross braces under windows and slate-hung
elsewhere (single full-width slates with toothed edges,
alternately grey and purple). Gables over windows with
diagonal bracing and bargeboards have trellis pattern and
finials.
East front gable end onto South Embankment in same style, but
a little more ornate including a canted bay to the first
floor. House door to left in a red brick section. Doorway and
side light of painted stone and ovolo-moulded, containing a
6-panel door and overlight. Datestone to left. Gable end of
west wall is grey limestone rubble containing Bathstone
windows.
INTERIOR: Upper floors not inspected but likely to be of
interest.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: P.326).


Listing NGR: SX8785251326

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