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Cittie of Yorke Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Holborn and Covent Garden, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5184 / 51°31'6"N

Longitude: -0.1128 / 0°6'46"W

OS Eastings: 531036

OS Northings: 181635

OS Grid: TQ310816

Mapcode National: GBR L9.TV

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.0369

Entry Name: Cittie of Yorke Public House

Listing Date: 14 May 1974

Last Amended: 11 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1378857

English Heritage Legacy ID: 478216

Location: Camden, London, WC1V

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Holborn and Covent Garden

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Alban Holborn

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


CAMDEN

TQ3181NW HIGH HOLBORN
798-1/102/828 (North side)
14/05/74 Nos.22 AND 23
Cittie of Yorke Public House
(Formerly Listed as:
HIGH HOLBORN
Nos.22 AND 23
Henekey's Public House)

II

Public house. Mostly of 1923-4, probably by Ernest R Barrow,
replacing earlier wine shop of G Henekey and Co. Front faced
in Portland stone with leaded lights, side and rear elevations
of stock brick with wooden windows. Tiled roofs. Neo-Tudor
style.
EXTERIOR: 4 storeys and cellars. Front symmetrical, divided
into 2 vertical units. Ground storey of front with doors at
ends, centre with windows above timber base, slightly altered.
Above, shallow bay windows left and right rising through 2
storeys and capped with string course carried on ornamental
corbels, and then a third storey with single mullioned windows
and terminating in parapet with 2 small enriched and
shouldered gables. Large clock on ornamental bracket in centre
between first and second storeys.
INTERIOR: public entrance on right leading into wide passage
with 4-centred timber arches and paved with flagstones. Front
bar conventional with high panelled dado. Rear bar takes the
form of a medieval-style hall running north-south with open
timberwork and much dark woodwork, and lit from a clerestory
and large bay window along east side. Below clerestory, 3
arches of uneven width with a series of snugs behind. On the
west side the bar and above it a gallery on thin fluted
cast-iron columns, probably Victorian, supporting casks and
barrels of perhaps similar date, and above that again a high
passage gallery for access to casks running the length of the
room, partly supported from roof, partly by lower gallery and
with wrought-iron handrail. Fittings include a freestanding
triangular cast-iron ornamental stove fireplace with initials
'TIK', reputedly from Gray's Inn, c1815.
HISTORICAL NOTE: an inscription on the fascia reads:
'Established as the site of a public house in 1430'. The
present building retains few traces of pre-twentieth century
work.


Listing NGR: TQ3103581648

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