Building record MYO1567 - 8 Fossgate


House, now shop. Early 17th century front block, with late 17th century rear extension, altered in the 19th century, and a 19th century extension linked to an early 18th century rear block. Late 19th century shopfront. Exterior: 3-storey 2-bay front, with jettied upper floors and exposed timber-framing.


Grid reference SE 6053 5180 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

House, now shop. Early C17 front block, with late C17 rear extension, altered in C19, and C19 extension linked to early C18 rear block. Late C19 shopfront. MATERIALS: front block timber-framed with painted plaster infilling and timber shopfront: rear extensions of brick, and rear block of orange-red brick in English garden-wall bond on 1-course plinth of re-used limestone blocks. Pantile roofs.

EXTERIOR: 3-storey 2-bay front, with jettied upper floors and exposed timber-framing. Pilastered shopfront with entablature of egg-and-flower architrave, fascia on brackets, one carved with shell and foliage, and dentilled cornice: plain door to right, and recessed glazed and panelled double doors with overlight to left, flank plate glass shop window with Composite colonnette mullions, spandrels moulded with Tudor flower ornament, over raised panelled risers. Windows on first floor are 3-light canted bays; on second floor, tripartite 3:9:3-pane sashes. Projecting eaves.

INTERIOR: not fully inspected. First floor room in early C18 rear block has blocked corner fireplace and walls covered with run-through panelling. RCHM record a close string staircase with bulbous balusters in late C17 extension. Limestone masonry incorporated in rear block on Black Horse Passage may form part of precinct wall of former Carmelite Priory.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 132).
Listing NGR: SE6054851812

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

Shop, No. 8, consists of two originally separate houses, joined by a long range of later date. Facing Fossgate is an early 17th-century timber-framed house of three storeys and attic with its upper floors jettied towards the street; there is only one room on each floor. The framing includes thin studs and long thin straight braces. In the late 17th century the back wall was rebuilt in brick, with a first-floor fireplace, and at the same time a new range was built at the rear. The latter is mostly of two storeys but rises to three storeys to accommodate a staircase with close string and bulbous balusters against the earlier building. The rest of the range comprises two rooms to each floor, with a central chimney. A 19th-century continuation of this range, probably built as a workshop, is joined to a late 17th-century brick-built house of two storeys, with two rooms to each floor flanking a central stair hall. One room is lined with original panelling.

Monument 162; City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 132

NMR Information

613515 Architectural Survey Investigation by RCHME/EH Architectural Survey

BF060556 8 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.

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Record last edited

Jun 16 2020 11:59AM


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