Building record MYO1334 - 5 King's Square


Formerly listed as 6, King's Square. A timber-framed house dating from circa 1587-93, rebuilt and extended to rear in the mid 18th century. The building was altered in the 19th century, with further alterations and the insertion of a shopfront in the 20th century.


Grid reference SE 6043 5194 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

House. Late C16 origins, rebuilt and extended to rear in mid C18; C20 alterations and shopfront.

MATERIALS: timber-framed core; front rendered and colour-washed with moulded console cornice of timber; rear and right return ground floor orange-red brick in stretcher bond, first floor probably retaining original plastered infilling between exposed studding. Steeply pitched pantile roof with brick stack.

EXTERIOR: 3-storey 2-window front. Shopfront framed in panelled pilasters with glazed doors flanking elliptical bowed shop window; broad fascia beneath moulded cornice. Windows on first and second floors are 12-pane sashes in raised architraves with moulded sills. Rear: 3-storey, 2-window gabled wing, largely obscured by adjacent buildings.

INTERIOR: main elements of framing, including posts with jowled heads, visible on first and second floors.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 151). Listing NGR: SE6043151943

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

House, No. 5, three-storeyed, timber-framed and of one bay, roofed parallel to the street, is probably the 'new builded house' of Richard Hutton, erected between 1587 and 1593 (YCA, B29, f. 108; Wills, xxv, f. 1487). In the mid 18th century it was refronted in brick, and a three-storey brick wing of equal width was built at the rear. Above a modern shop front, the elevation is rendered and has two hung-sash windows to each floor; the roof is pantiled. Inside, very little of the framing survives.

Monument 246; An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in City of York, Volume 5, Central. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1981.

NMR Information

BF060724 5 KING'S SQUARE, 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 15 2020 11:40AM


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