Building record MYO1624 - 39 Coney Street


Originally two houses, now one shop. Left house early 18th century, rebuilt in the mid-19th century; right house late 18th; modernised in the late 20th century. Exterior: left front 3 storeys and attic, 3 windows; right front 4 storeys, 2 windows. 20th century shopfront.


Grid reference SE 6024 5176 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Two houses, now one shop. Left house early C18; right house late C18; modernised in late C20. Colour-washed incised stucco with slate and tile roofs, right part hipped with brick stack.

EXTERIOR: left front 3 storeys and attic, 3 windows; right front 4 storeys, 2 windows. C20 shopfront. All first, second and third floor windows are 1-pane sashes in raised architraves with painted stone sills. Attic windows in left house are 4-pane sashes beneath segmental pedimented gables with ball finials. Left house has dentilled console cornice; right house a bold dentil and modillion cornice, returned at each end.

INTERIOR: right house: has staircase from ground to third floor, bottom flight reset, rising around top-lit well: staircase has open string, turned balusters, two to a tread, and flat, moulded handrail, ramped-up to each flight and parallel dado rail. First floor: two doorcases with moulded surrounds and modillion cornice overdoors on landing. Front room fitted with panelling above moulded dado rail, some panels eared and shouldered and enriched with egg and flower carving. Window architraves similarly enriched. Fireplace enriched with composition mouldings of vases, twisted festoons and medallions, beneath enriched eared and shouldered overmantel panel. Richly moulded cornice.

Back room retains some plain panelling and part of dentilled cornice: fireplace has sunk panel jambs, enriched with composition mouldings of wheatear drops, panelled frieze with floral roundels at each end, panels of anthemion, and centre panel with classical figures: pedimented and eared overmantel panel. Left house: on second floor, front room fully lined with bolection moulded panelling, with dado rail and bold cornice: fireplace has fasciated surround and plain shelf, and fine cast-iron grate.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 127).
Listing NGR: SE6022651753

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

(147) House, No. 39, is formed of two dwellings of different dates, later combined into a single property. The N.W. house, of four storeys, was built in the mid 18th century. The front is two bays wide; on plan the house has one front room, a central open-well staircase, one back room and a projecting closet behind. The ground floor has been opened up to form one modern shop together with the ground floor of the S.E. house.

The front elevation, above the shop front, is rendered in modern cement and refitted with new windows. The roof rises behind an original cornice with shaped brackets and dentils. At the back, original windows remain in the closet wing set under boldly segmental brick arches. The interior is well fitted. On the first floor, the Saloon at the front has door architraves and wall-panelling enriched with egg-anddart ornament and a fireplace surround of the late 18th century, in Adam style, with applied composition ornament. The back room, lined with plainer panelling, has a pedimented overmantel over a fireplace of c. 1800 with decoration from the Wolstenholme workshop. The staircase, lit from a lantern over the well, has open strings and turned balusters with square knops; there are no newels. The fireplaces on the second and third floors have original simple moulded surrounds.

City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 127

NMR Information

613515 Architectural Survey Investigation by RCHME/EH Architectural Survey

BF060513 39-41 CONEY STREET, YORK File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued.

RCHME, 1981, City of York Volume V: The Central Area (Monograph). SYO65.

On-Site Archaeology, 2019, 8 Baile Hill Terrace WB (Unpublished document). SYO2215.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: On-Site Archaeology. 2019. 8 Baile Hill Terrace WB.
  • --- Monograph: RCHME. 1981. City of York Volume V: The Central Area.

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Jun 25 2020 2:13PM


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