The Judges Lodgings is situated at No. 9 Lendal, in York. It is a brick built building of ca.1718, of three wide bays and three storeys over a basement. It has a tripartite front door with Ionic columns and a mask keystone set against a swagged stone surround. The elevation is articulated by two-storey giant angle pilasters without capitals. The Entrance Hall has giant Corinthian columns. The staircase has a fine wooden balustrade made up of Ionic columns. There is a vaulted first floor passage leading to three bedrooms of very differing character.
Despite some inevitable changes to the building there is a high degree of survival of original building fabric, architectural forms and details. The Judge’s Lodgings is now used as a hotel and bar, and is listed Grade I.
I was employed to provide advice on the decoration of the exterior and a number of the interiors.
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