Building record MYO1539 - 13 and 14 Fossgate


A house and shop dating from the late 17th century. The building was remodelled circ 1720 and a new shop front added in the 19th century. The building was altered circa 1928 for Masons Grocers. At the time of the survey i was in use as a restaurant.


Grid reference SE 6054 5178 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (7)

Full Description

Shop and house. Late C17: remodelled with new front block c1720: late C19 shopfront, altered c1928 for Masons, Grocers.

MATERIALS: front block has stuccoed brick front, incised to resemble ashlar, and plain parapet with moulded coping; right return of orange brick in stretcher bond and slate roof with terracotta cresting. Rear building of buff-pink brick in Flemish bond, double span pantile roof with brick coped Dutch gables, and brick stacks.

EXTERIOR: 3-storey 3-window front. Shopfront has small-pane door of bevelled glass beneath dentilled pediment hood, recessed between plate glass windows with colonnette mullions and painted tiled risers: windows have leaded transom lights of coloured glass incorporating monogram MG. At right end are recessed glazed and panelled double doors with fluted transom beneath bordered overlight. First and second floor windows are 12-pane sashes with sills, centre one on second floor blocked. Raised second floor and eaves bands with inverted bell rainwater head at left end of eaves band. Rear: 3 storeys with attics; twin gabled bays, left one set forward. Ground and first floors of right bay obscured by No.14A (qv). Left bay has through-passage opening beneath 15-pane first floor sash, both with flat arches of brick, and radial glazed staircase window with brick round arch between floors to right. Second floor windows of both bays are 12-pane sashes, and to attics 2x6-pane Yorkshire sashes, all with flat arches of brick. 4-course raised brick bands to first and second floors, and moulded brick cornice beneath attic gables.

INTERIOR: of passage has fixed door of 8 raised and fielded panels. Interior of shop retains moulded and dentilled timber cornice over glass frieze advertising Messrs. Masons' Provisions. Remainder of interior not inspected. RCHM record staircase with column-on-vase balusters and ramped-up handrail: staircase window enclosed in round arch on fluted pilasters.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 132).
Listing NGR: SE6054451784

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

House, Nos. 13, 14, of three storeys and attics, was built c. 1720 on a large irregular plan, widening out at the back. The ground floor has been converted to a shop. The three-bay front elevation is plastered; the back, crossed by string-courses at floor levels, has two half-gables with curved parapets rising to small pediments (Plate 136). The interior is much altered but retains a good staircase, with overlapping steps and boldly ramped handrails and dado and lit by a round-arched window flanked by fluted pilasters.

Monument 164; City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 132

NMR Information

BF060558 13-14 FOSSGATE, 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.

Protected Status/Designation

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jun 16 2020 12:12PM


Your feedback is welcome. If you can provide any new information about this record, please contact us.