Building record MYO1149 - 10 Minster Gates
|Grid reference||SE 6032 5211 (point)|
|Unitary Authority||City of York, North Yorkshire|
Type and Period (4)
One of pair of houses, now shop and offices. c1755 with early C19 shopfront; raised and altered further in mid C19 with demolition of second house. Orange-grey brick in Flemish bond, raised in orange brick; right side rendered; timber shopfront and guttering on paired modillions; tiled roof and brick stack.
EXTERIOR: 4-storey 2-window front. Shop window is shallow bow with 3 plate glass lights. To right, 2-leaf half-panelled shop door with bordered lozenge glazing and fanlight, in doorcase of sunk-panelled pilasters enriched with drops and with fluted necking, moulded imposts and swagged frieze. To left, 6-panel upstairs door with Gothick-glazed overlight recessed in similar doorcase with acanthus brackets above pilasters. All beneath moulded cornice. Windows on first floor are 12-pane sashes, on second floor squat 6-pane sashes, all with flat arches of orange gauged brick. Third floor has one 2x4-pane casement window with timber lintel. 5-course raised brick second floor band. Rear: ground floor has wide small-pane window. Other windows have segmental brick arches. Right return: inserted 2-light shop window in plain surround.
INTERIOR: ground floor only inspected. Ground floor ceiling incorporates shallow fluted dome in moulded surround supported on fluted columns, one only visible, others probably cased. RCHM records an original main staircase from first-floor upwards with elaborate turned balusters. Some original doors, architraves and fireplaces also survive.
(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 161). Listing NGR: SE6032152111
Derived from English Heritage LB download dated: 22/08/2005
House, No. 10, of four storeys, with cellar and attic, was built between 1753 and 1755 by Dean John Fountayne and leased to William Darwin, verger (YML, wh). It was then a house of three storeys and attic, and formed a pair with No. 8. In the very early 19th century a shop front was inserted and the internal walls were removed on the ground floor; about the middle of the century the front wall was heightened to make four full storeys and, probably at the same time, a new attic was created partly over the stair-well.
The front elevation, of brick in Flemish bond, has a deep plat-band at second-floor level; the early 19th-century bowfronted shop window, now lacking glazing bars, is flanked by doorways, of which the one to the left has a fanlight with Gothic glazing bars, and that to the right a half-round fanlight and ornamented frieze. The first and second floors each have two sash windows with 1¾ in. glazing bars, and the 19th-century third floor has one central window. The back elevation is three-storeyed with a wide 19th-century window on the ground floor; the other windows have segmental brick arches.
Inside the ground-floor shop are fluted columns supporting the upper floors, and a shallow dome in the ceiling below the stair-well. The original main staircase, placed transversely in the middle of the house, now starts at the first floor and is quite substantial for a house of this size, with superimposed steps and elaborate turned balusters. A lesser stair continues to the third floor where there is a balustraded balcony overlooking the top-lit stair-well. Another small staircase, adjoining the main stair and probably inserted in the 19th century, rises from the second floor to the attic. Some original doors, architraves and fireplaces remain.
City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 161. Monument 274
List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. District of York, 14-MAR-1997
BF060853 10 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.
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May 16 2020 7:37PM