Sold Priory Street, York, YO1

A distinguished Grade II listed townhouse within the city walls offered for sale for only the second time in its history. Constructed in 1858 by James Simpson of Leeds as the residence of the Headmaster and Chapel Keeper of the adjacent Wesleyan Methodist School. 13 Priory Street is a handsome double fronted property which has benefitted from a recent and comprehensive programme of works both internally and externally, with vast further potential (subject to the necessary planning).

The design and layout of the property are very representative of the many fine houses built at that time of which symmetry
and balance are key. There are numerous significant architectural features throughout including sash windows and stone sills, panelled doors, fireplaces and moulded eaves cornice.

On the ground floor the entrance hallway and central staircase leads to the elegant and well-proportioned reception rooms, including a drawing room, lounge, dining room and kitchen. The modern fitted kitchen includes a range of wall and base units, fitted oven, gas hob, extractor over and space for appliances. A staircase from the kitchen leads to a usable cellar.

To the first floor are three double bedrooms, fourth single bedroom, and modern house bathroom suite. Externally the forecourt has retained the ornate cast iron railings and to the rear the house benefits from a generous walled garden with ancient fruiting pear tree. The size of the garden is quite remarkable for such a central location.

HISTORY

James Simpson (1791-1864) was the son of a labourer from Aberford, West Yorkshire. By 1822 he had moved to Leeds where he was initially a joiner, and as such contracted for the joinery of the Brunswick Chapel designed by Joseph Botham. He was still working as a joiner in the 1830s, but by 1839 was described as an architect. Strong family links with the Wesleyan community in Leeds helped to bring him a number of commissions for chapels.

PARKING

There is vehicular access to the front of the property for loading/unloading. Permit parking would need to be applied for via City of York Council.

AGENTS NOTE

The property has benefitted from a recent re-roof and tanked cellar with pump system. The property is EPC exempt.

LOCATION

Priory Street is a favoured side road of handsome character properties in the heart of the desirable Bishophill. This prestigious location within the city walls is perfect for those looking to enjoy the many cultural and historic attractions of the city. The mainline station is less than a half a mile away in addition to easy vehicular access to the A64.

DIRECTIONS

From the inner road (A1036) at Micklegate Bar, follow Micklegate in a northerly direction towards the City centre taking the first right hand turning into Priory Street. Take a left hand turning after The Q Church and continue towards the Priory Street Centre. Turn left in front of the Centre and continue, the property is situated on the right hand side.

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Ms L Hull

House buying can be overwhelming sometimes however Elkie always made me feel calm and she was a pleasure to work with.

I recently bought a house through Lancaster Samms.  My estate agent was Elkie and she was absolutely brilliant from start to finish.

An absolute joy to deal with, so much so I would now consider her a friend.
She was so professional keeping me in the loop of a very long probate sale.

Over the course of many months, Elkie met me at the house several times so that I could organise the future renovation work. She was always happy to help.
House buying can be overwhelming sometimes however Elkie always made me feel calm and she was a pleasure to work with.

I am now the owner of the house that I fell in love with on day one. I couldn’t be happier!

Ms L Hull

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