Building record MYO1641 - 24 Coney St


A timber-framed house, now shop. Built c1600, possibly incorporating remains of an earlier structure; remodelled in the mid-18th century; 19th and 20th century alterations. Exterior: 3-storey, 2-window front with jettied first floor.


Grid reference SE 6021 5184 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

House, now shop. c1600, possibly incorporating remains of earlier structure; remodelled mid C18; C19 and C20 alterations. Timber-framed, plastered and whitewashed, with dentil and modillion cornice; pantile roof, hipped at front, with brick stack.

EXTERIOR: 3-storey, 2-window front with jettied first floor. Shopfront with glazed door, plate glass window, and plain door at left end, beneath frieze and broad moulded cornice on shaped brackets. 16-pane sash windows on first floor, 12-pane sashes on second floor, all with painted sills. Rear: some exposed timber-framing, underbuilt in brick.

INTERIOR: not inspected.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 122). Listing NGR: SE6021451841

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

(131) House, No. 24, was built c. 1600, possibly incorporating parts of an earlier structure. It was a timber-framed house of three storeys, jettied on the street front, some 17 ft. wide and 42 ft. deep, giving two good rooms one behind the other on each floor. In the mid 18th century the front of the second floor was set back to eliminate the upper jetty and to enable the first floor to be heightened at the expense of the second. The front rooms were curtailed by the insertion of a staircase. The front gable was cut back to a hip and the back part was re-roofed at a lower level, reducing its three storeys to two and semi-attics.

The front elevation is jettied above a modern shop front; the wall above is plastered, with 19th-century windows on the first floor and 18th-century windows above; the hipped roof rises behind a moulded block cornice with dentils, of late 18th-century date. At the back some original timber framing is exposed, under-built in brick. Inside, the front room has been enlarged to its original depth by the removal of the 18th-century staircase at this level. The latter has been reconstructed with 19th-century newels in the back part of the house. An encroachment has been made on the N. corner of the room to provide stairs for No. 22 next door. The ceiling beam support ing the first floor is cased but in the back room the ceiling beam is exposed and moulded. A cellar below is in part original but was enlarged towards the street in the 19th century. On the first floor in the front room the fireplace has an 18th-century surround. The 18th-century staircase has no newels, open strings and turned balusters with umbrella knops. On the second floor the front part of the house has a decorated plaster ceiling of the early 17th century, with roses and fleurs-de-lys in a pattern of quatrefoils and lozenges (Plate 164); the ceiling is cut short at the front where the wall has been set back to eliminate the jetty.

Demolition of buildings behind No. 24 revealed a roof truss of late 13th or early 14th-century date, incorporated in later rebuilding. It had a flat tie-beam, common rafters, long passing braces, raking struts and a collar with tall unjowled crown-post, all, except for the larger tie-beam, of uniform scantling.

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

Demolition in 1960 behind 24 Coney Street uncovered a roof truss of late 13th-early 14th century date fossilised in later rebuildings.

613515 Architectural Survey Investigation by RCHME/EH Architectural Survey

BF060505 24 CONEY STREET, 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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Jun 25 2020 2:40PM


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