Building record MYO1283 - 9-11 Low Ousegate


Numbers 9-11 Low Ousegate, formely listed as numer 11 Low Ousegate. A pair of houses, number 9 is of early 19th century date with later 19th and 20th century alterations; number 11 has a 17th century core with early 18th century front block, refronted 1776, with further later alterations. Now a restaurant with a 20th century inn front to both.


Grid reference SE 6029 5165 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (10)

Full Description

Two houses, later combined, with restaurant on ground floor. No.9 early C19 with later C19 and C20 alterations; No.11 has C17 core with early C18 front block, refronted 1776 (on rainwater head), and with further later alterations. C20 inn front to both. MATERIALS: No.9 has front of orange-black mottled brick in Flemish bond with dentilled eaves cornice of timber; rear of pink-grey mottled brick in English garden-wall bond; double span pantile roof with brick stacks. No.11 has front of painted brick in Flemish bond with timber dentil and modillion eaves cornice; rear of red brick in irregular bond. Slate roof at front, with brick stack, pantile at rear. EXTERIOR: No.9 has 3-storey 1-window front; No.11 has front of 3 storeys and attic, and 2 windows. First floor of No.9 has canted bay window with casements and coloured glass transom lights; on second floor, enlarged cross window beneath flat arch of gauged brick. No.11 has sash windows on first and second floors, with 6-pane upper sashes over 1-pane lower sashes, all with flat arches of gauged brick. One flat topped dormer in attic, with squat 6-pane sash window. At right end of cornice, dated inverted bell rainwater head. Rear of No.9: 3 storeys, 1 window. Ground floor obscured by later building; margin-glazed 4-pane sash on first floor, and 16-pane sash on second floor, both with soldier brick arches. Rear of No.11: 3 storeys and gabled attic. Ground and first floors not visible; unequal 12-pane sash window on second floor, and C20 replacement window to attic, beneath cambered brick arch. INTERIOR: of No.9: close string staircase with slender turned balusters and moulded, ramped-up handrail rises from first to second floor. First floor front room entered through 6-panel door; moulded cornice survives. Interior of No.11: staircase from first floor to attic has moulded close string, turned balusters, square newels with attached half balusters, and heavy moulded handrail. First floor front room retains bolection moulded panelling on front wall; subdivided room at rear has moulded intersecting beams and moulded cornice. On second floor, three doorcases are reeded, with angle blocks; front room has door of 6 fielded panels, and mid C19 fireplace. In attic, floors to landing and rear room are of gypsum plaster; 3-panel door in studded partition wall survives to rear room; fragment of timber-framed wall survives
over stairwell, behind later brick outer wall. Roofs of front block and rear wing of collared rafters laid on purlins. Upper parts of buildings in poor condition at time of survey. No.9 is included in the list for the first time. (City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 157).
Listing NGR: SE6029251654

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

NMR related object: BF060968 11 LOW OUSEGATE, YORK

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Jul 3 2020 3:57PM


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