Saved – The 180-Year-Old York Theatre Royal Arches Threatened With Demolition

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From YorkMix.

 

They are a part of York entertainment history – and now they have been saved from the wrecking ball.

This row of 180-year-old stone arches once adorned York Theatre Royal – but they have been at 79 Fulford Road since the theatre was remodelled in 1879.

Despite their history, a developer had applied to demolish them last year.

But now planners have given the go-ahead to a new apartment development on the site, which saves the arches.

The building behind the stonework was most recently used as a children’s nursery, but lay empty before it was demolished in recent months.

The site has been at the centre of a lengthy planning wrangle, but this week planners confirmed they were approving plans for a ground floor café in a new building incorporating the arches.

There will be six apartments above and three houses in historic coach house buildings at the back of the site.

 

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