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IoE Number: 387592
Location: BLAYDES HOUSE, 6 HIGH STREET (east side)
  KINGSTON UPON HULL, KINGSTON UPON HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE
Photographer: Mr John Turner
Date Photographed: 26 May 2001
Date listed: 13 October 1952
Date of last amendment: 13 October 1952
Grade II*

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KINGSTON UPON HULLTA1029SWHIGH STREET680-1/19/175(East side)

KINGSTON UPON HULL TA1029SW HIGH STREET 680-1/19/175 (East side) 13/10/52 No.6 Blaydes House II* House, now architects' offices. c1760, possibly incorporating part of an earlier house. Restored 1982. Brick with ashlar dressings, some painted, with hipped and gabled pantile roofs. Single side wall, 2 rear wall and single gable stacks. Rendered plinth, ground floor and first-floor sill bands, quoins to ground floor, cornice, coped parapet. 3 storeys; 5-window range. Double depth plan with rear wing. On the first floor, five 12-pane sashes with keystone lintels, and above, five 6-pane sashes with plain lintels. Central wooden portico with marble steps and a pair of Doric columns carrying an entablature and dentillated pediment. Paired Doric pilaster responds with entablature. Moulded doorcase with double keystone and fielded 6-panel door. To left, a slightly recessed single bay with blank windows below and a 9-pane window to the second floor. Blank left return. Right return, to Blaydes Staith, has on the first floor 2 blanks, then a 2-pane sash, all with keystone lintels. Above, 2 smaller blanks and to right, a 2-light casement. Below, 2 blanks, then a 12-pane sash, all with keystone lintels. To right, rear wing, 2 storeys plus attics. Two 12-pane sashes on each floor with keystone lintels. Attic has a gabled dormer with a 2-light casement. Rear has to left a rendered gable with a 16-pane sash and below, a C20 door and a 12-pane sash. To right, a Venetian window with keystone, then two 12-pane sashes. Above, 2 gabled dormers with 2-light casements. Below, a 9-pane sash, then two 12-pane sashes. INTERIOR has an outstanding winder stair with panelled soffit, vase and baluster newels and ramped scrolled handrail. Corinthian Venetian window and Rococo plaster ceiling to stairwell. Central entrance hall has fielded panelled dado, dentillated cornice and round arch towards stairwell. Dining room has enriched dentillated cornice and enriched moulded doorcase flanked by Corinthian quarter-pilasters, with foliage trail frieze and enriched broken pediment. Tabernacle Room has moulded wall panelling and dentillated cornice. Fireplace has panelled eared and shouldered architrave, cornice, and overmantel panel in similar style. On the outer wall, a recess framed by pilasters under a segmental pediment. This building is an important example of a merchant's house which embodied domestic and commercial functions, and was situated on the quayside for this reason. (Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Yorkshire: York & the East Riding: Harmondsworth: 1972-: 277; Hall I: Georgian Hull: York: 1978-1979: 14, 30, 31, 34, 59).

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