Walk: James Pigott Pritchett (Snr). in York, Led by Dr Victoria Hopgood

Meeting in front of Bootham Bar, High Petergate, York YO1 7EH

The walk will start at Bootham Bar (public toilets available) and enter Minster Yard via High Petergate, looking at Pritchett’s gothic commissions including the Song school (1833) and the Registery (1840) and finishing at the Assembly Rooms, (neoclassical facade by Watson and Pritchett 1828) via Ebenezer Chapel (1851) and The Savings Bank (1829). A fascinating look at the transition from late Georgian to early Victorian by a prominent firm of local architects.

The walk will focus on the architecture of Pritchett, rather than the more famous Minster. J.P. Pritchett may be known to you as architect of the Grade 1 listed Huddersfield Railway Station of 1847 and Estate Architect to the Ramsden family, owners and developers of much of the land that is now Huddersfield. However, he lived and worked in York for most of his life, officially joining the architectural practice of Charles Watson in 1812, which became Watson and Pritchett, later Pritchett and Son.

Dr Victoria Hopgood recently convened a conference on Pritchett and is an independent scholar and associate of the University of York.

Members Tickets: £5

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Ticket Price: Members Tickets: £5
Date: March 16th, 2024
Time: 1:30 pm - 4 pm
Venue: Meeting in front of Bootham Bar, High Petergate, York YO1 7EH - View on map