Building record MYO1331 - 4 King's Court


A timber framed house dating from the 15th century, the building was altered in the 17th century and a shpfront was inserted in the mid 19th century. The building was partly rebuilt in 1963 and is now in use as a shop. The front of the building is stucoed, with a gabled tile roof. A single-bay building of 3-storeys, the first and second floors are jettied.


Grid reference SE 6043 5192 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

House with shop. c1600, partly rebuilt 1963 with mid C19 shopfront. Timber-framed with stucco front and tiled roof.

EXTERIOR: 3-storey 1-bay gabled front, first and second floors jettied. Shopfront framed in sunk panel pilasters with shaped imposts beneath dentilled cornice. Half glazed and panelled door with overlight to right of full-width 3-light sash window over sunk panel risers. Unequal 15-pane sash window on first floor, similar 9-pane window on second floor.

INTERIOR: posts and wall plates visible on all floors.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 150).
Listing NGR: SE6043551927

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

NMR Information

House, No. 4, timber-framed and of 15th-century date, is of three storeys gabled and jettied to the street, and four bays in depth. On the first and probably the second floors there were originally no structural partitions internally. In the 17th century a large chimneybreast, with staircase alongside, was built in the second bay, dividing the house into two rooms on each floor. The fireplaces in this chimney-breast had chamfered brick jambs and wooden lintels, but were altered in the early 19th century to smaller openings with hob-grates. The staircase, little of which survives, has splat balusters and square newels. The roof is of crown-post construction with collar-purlin and collared rafters. The house was built against No. 5 King's Court, utilising the N. wall framing of that house as its S. wall, whilst No. 3 King's Court (242) in turn was built against it on the N. side, using the same technique. Taken down and rebuilt 1963.

City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 150

NMR Information

List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. District of York, 14-MAR-1997

BF060721 4 KING'S COURT, 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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Record last edited

Jun 29 2020 1:47PM


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