Building record MYO1410 - 11-12 High Ousegate


Numbers 11-12 High Ousegate, a pair of houses built circa 1704-12 for Samuel Buxton, grocer, Sheriff of York 1696-97, now in use as shops and offices. The 20th century shopfronts retaining remnants of 19th century fronts. The building was refurbished in 1992.


Grid reference SE 6036 5173 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire


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Pair of houses, now shops and offices. c1705; C20 shopfronts retaining remnants of C19 front; refurbished 1992. For Samuel Buxton, grocer, Sheriff 1696-97. Stucco front, with massive timber cornice on shaped brackets; slate roof with brick stacks. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attic; 9-bay front, upper floors articulated 4:1:4 by giant fluted Ionic pilasters supporting plain frieze and cornice which breaks forward over pilasters. Shopfronts incorporate Composite pilasters with shafts enriched with Art Nouveau carvings, and cornices between heavy console brackets incorporating initials, possibly of former shops. On upper floors, centre windows have moulded architraves, that on first floor with scrolls and pedimented cornice hood, that on second floor raised and with moulded sill. All first floor windows are tall 18-pane sashes, on second floor 12-pane sashes with painted sills. Flat-topped dormers to attic have 4-pane sashes. Raised band to second floor. Inverted bell rainwater heads, dated 1758, at each end of cornice, both initialled IEM, probably for John Mayer. INTERIOR: on first floor, moulded plaster ceiling cornice survives. (City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 147).
Listing NGR: SE6036951736

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

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

NMR related object BF060957 11-12 HIGH OUSEGATE

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Jul 6 2020 2:13PM


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