York Gate, London

York Gate is an entrance to Regent's Park, London, designed by John Nash in 1822.[1] It separates the east and west parts of York Terrace. It was designed as five separate houses.[2]

Looking through York Gate to St Marylebone Parish Church, 1828, by Thomas H. Shepherd

1-5 York GateEdit

In 1998 1-5 York Gate was acquired by the Royal Academy of Music thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.[2] Past residents have included Francis Palgrave,[2] William Charles Macready[2] and Stephen William Silver.[3] Silver developed what became known as the York Gate Library while a resident there. This consisted of over 5,000 volumes and was subsequently bought by the South Australian branch of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "6, YORK GATE NW1, 1-18, YORK TERRACE EAST NW1, 1-18, REGENT'S PARK NW1, 1-18, OUTER CIRCLE NW1". Historic England. Retrieved 13 February 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d Snowman, Janet. "A Brief History of 1-5 York Gate" (PDF). www.ram.ac.uk. Royal Academy of Music. Retrieved 3 February 2019.[dead link]
  3. ^ a b Durrant, Chris. "The Silvers of S. W. Silver & Co" (PDF). The Durrant Family Website. Retrieved 1 February 2019.