Building record MYO1148 - 3-9 Minster Gates and 11 Minster Yard

Summary

Five houses; now three shops. Early 18th century with early 19th century alterations and shopfronts: further alterations later. Front of orange-brown brick in Flemish bond, rear in stretcher bond; timber doorcase, shopfronts and cornice; hipped roof, tile at front, pantile at rear, with brick stacks and gabled dormers with 2-light Yorkshire sashes. 3 storeys, cellars and attics; 6-window front to Minster Gates; 3-window front to Minster Yard.

Location

Grid reference Centred SE 6030 5211 (17m by 24m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Includes: No.11 MINSTER YARD. Five houses; now three shops. Early C18 with early C19 alterations and shopfronts: further alterations later. Front of orange-brown brick in Flemish bond, rear in stretcher bond; timber doorcase, shopfronts and cornice; hipped roof, tile at front, pantile at rear, with brick stacks and gabled dormers with 2-light Yorkshire sashes.

EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, cellars and attics; 6-window front to Minster Gates; 3-window front to Minster Yard. Nos 3 and 5 have paired shopfronts of sunk-panel pilasters with plain fascia and cornice: doors are half glazed and flush panelled with overlights; windows are plate glass over louvred risers. Shopfronts to Nos 7 and 9, returned on Minster Yard front, are shallow square bay windows with pent roofs and small-paned lights or large-pane lower replacements, over boarded risers: doors are glazed and panelled, with small-pane overlights.

First floor windows are five 16-pane sashes, and one 12-pane sash with wrought-iron anthemion window guard: on second floor, five 12-pane sashes, one 16-pane sash. All have narrow painted sills and flat arches of gauged brick, obscured on second floor by prominent moulded cornice. 5-course raised brick second floor band returns on Minster Yard front. Minster Yard front has doorcase of pilasters with moulded imposts and cornice, and door of 6 raised and fielded panels with divided overlight: 12-pane sash window to left. First floor windows are 16-pane sashes, second floor 12-pane sashes, two blind. Cornice returns from Minster Gates front.

INTERIOR: Nos 7 and 9 retain cast-iron range with basket grate in plain fireplace with moulded shelf on ground floor.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 161). Listing NGR: SE6030852122

Derived from English Heritage LB download dated: 22/08/2005

Houses and Shops, Nos. 3ā€“9 (odd), and No. 11 Minster Yard, are a range of five, three storeys high with cellars and attics, probably built between 1710 and 1734 (YML, wf, ff. 78ā€“9; wg, ff. 397vā€“8). The basic plan comprises two small rooms on each floor and staircases at the rear, partly within the back rooms and partly projecting from them. The northernmost two houses have been combined and a new staircase was inserted in the light-well between two original staircase projections, in the first half of the 19th century. The original fenestration, of flush-framed sash windows with thick glazing bars, is most intact at second-floor level. Except for part of the Minster Yard frontage, all the original ground-floor elevations were altered in the early 19th century by the insertion of shop fronts. There is a five-brick plat-band between first and second floors. The first and ground-floor windows have flat-arched heads of gauged brickwork; one has a castiron balcony. A deep moulded cornice supports the tiled roof, which is lit by dormers. Three of the windows on the Minster Yard frontage are blind.

'Houses: Market Street-New Street', in An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in City of York, Volume 5, Central (London, 1981). Monument 272

NMR Information

Full description

(SE 60315212-O.S 1/2500, 1962)

1. MINSTER GATES 5343 (north-west side)

Nos 3 to 9 (odd)

SE 6052 SW 27/362 14.6.54

II* GV

2. Includes No 11 Minster Yard.
Early C18 with later alterations. Brick; 3 storeys plus attic; deep string-course between 1st and 2nd storeys; 6 sash windows, generally original flush-frame sashes with thick glazing bars; centre window at 1st storey was a C19 cast iron balcony; 3 windows on return side to Minster Yard; heavy moulded eaves cornice; hipped tile roof. The ground storey of Nos 3 and 5 altered but Nos 7 and 9 retain the original shallow bay windows with glazing bars on both the Minster Gates and Minster Yard frontages. (RCHM Vol V, Monument 272).

Sources
1 List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. p224 City of York, June 1983


BF060852 3-9 MINSTER GATES, YORK File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued.


NMR, NMR data (Unassigned). SYO2214.

RCHME, 1981, City of York Volume V: The Central Area (Monograph). SYO65.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.
  • --- Monograph: RCHME. 1981. City of York Volume V: The Central Area.

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