Building record MYO1198 - 74-76 Micklegate
|Grid reference||SE 5990 5163 (point)|
|Unitary Authority||City of York, North Yorkshire|
Type and Period (5)
House, now shops and flats. Mid C18; subdivided, altered and extended, and No.74 raised, in early C19; No.76 raised, with further alterations and extensions in late C19 and C20; C20 shopfronts.
MATERIALS: front of brown mottled brick in Flemish bond, with orange-red brick dressings; timber console cornice to slate roof, with central brick stack. Rear of No.74 in orange-red brick in irregular bond to second floor level, mottled brick above; No.76 extended in dark brick in English garden-wall bond.
EXTERIOR: 3-storey 2-bay front, with two windows to No.74 and one to No.76. Paired shopfronts of sunk panelled pilasters, deep fascia, with blind boxes, beneath moulded cornice on grooved consoles, and three-quarter glazed doors and plate glass windows. No.74 has 1-pane sash windows on first and second floors, with painted stone sills and flat arches of gauged brick, that on second floor renewed. No.76 has 4-light casement windows with painted stone sills and renewed cambered arches of gauged brick. Raised band at second floor level. Rear: paired 3-storey 1-window gabled wings; No.74 has 16-pane sashes, No.76 4-pane sashes.
INTERIOR: No.74 has close string staircase from ground to second floor, with stick balusters, shaped treadends and swept-up moulded handrail. Room to rear has reeded cornice. On first floor, doorcases are reeded with angle paterae, and room at front has reeded cornice. No.76 has late C19 close string staircase from ground floor to attic, with turned balusters, square newels and moulded handrail. First floor front room has marble fireplace with plain pilaster jambs, mantelshelf on consoles and late C19 tiles. Moulded cornice. (City of York: RCHME: South-west of the Ouse: HMSO: 1972-: 81).
Listing NGR: SE5988951647
Derived from English Heritage LB download dated: 22/08/2005
House, Nos. 74, 76, is of mid 18th-century origin though the only evidence of this is the brickwork and band of the upper storeys of the street front. Early in the 19th century, the building was divided into two separate dwellings, at first of equal size since the rate assessment was £5 on each moiety in 1822. Further alterations probably took place then, for from 1823 onwards the assessment on No. 74, occupied by the owner, Harman Richardson, butter and bacon factor, was £6, while that of No. 76, sublet to a succession of tenants, was £4 10s. By this time a shop had doubtless been formed in the ground floor of No. 74. The building was altered again in the late 19th or early 20th century.
The street front is of three storeys. The first-floor windows of No. 74 retain original arches of single rubbed bricks and red brick dressings; all the other windows were more or less altered c. 1900, and the shop fronts are also of this period. The rear elevation, of four storeys, has original brickwork to the level of twenty courses above second-floor windows. No. 74 appears to have been heightened in brick early in the 19th century and No. 76 added to in the second half of that century. A two-storey wing of Regency date adjoins No. 74. Inside, all fittings, such as reeded cornices and simple door architraves with simple paterae to the angles, are of Regency date.
The Staircase has a mahogany handrail swept up to each terminal newel, square-section mahogany balusters, and shaped ends to the risers.
Derived from RCHME - 'Secular Buildings: Micklegate', in An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in City of York, Volume 3, South west (London, 1972), pp. 81. Monument 76
Information from the NMR
74-6 Micklegate, house, now shops and flats. Mid-18th century; subdivided, altered and extended, and No.74 raised, in early 19th century; No.76 raised, with further alterations and extensions in late 19th and 20th century; 20th century shopfronts. Exterior: 3-storey 2-bay front, with two windows to No.74 and one to No.76.
613515 Architectural Survey Investigation by RCHME/EH Architectural Survey
BF060822 74-76 MICKLEGATE, YORK File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued
NMR, NMR data (Unassigned). SYO2214.
RCHME, 1972, RCHME City of York Volume III South-west of the Ouse (Monograph). SYO64.
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Feb 8 2020 4:23PM