Building record MYO1643 - 32 Coney Street


Timber-framed house, now shop. Built c1600; altered and extended in the mid-18th century and remodelled in the early 19th century; 20th century alterations and shopfront. Exterior: original building 3 bays deep, gabled to street; extension added at rear. 3 storeys and attic; 1-bay front. Shopfront has recessed doors between curving plate glass windows.


Grid reference SE 6021 5182 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

House, now shop. c1600; altered and extended in mid C18 and remodelled in early C19; C20 alterations and shopfront. Timber-framed core, encased in red and black mottled brick in Flemish bond at front; attic behind vertical boarding above moulded modillion eaves cornice. Rear of orange-brown brick in English garden wall bond. Slate roof, hipped at front.

EXTERIOR: original building 3 bays deep, gabled to street; extension added at rear. 3 storeys and attic; 1-bay front. Shopfront has recessed doors between curving plate glass windows. First floor window is shallow bow with 3 unequal 12-pane sashes beneath fluted frieze and moulded cornice. On second floor, window is unequal 12-pane sash with painted sill and flat arch of gauged brick. First and second floor windows are contained within full height shallow elliptical arched niche. Boarded attic has small square opening. Rainwater head embossed with winged cherub head at left end of cornice. Rear: ground and first floors obscured by later extensions. On second floor is large elliptical arched opening, now partly blocked and with altered window. In attic 2x4-pane sliding sash window.

INTERIOR: first and second floor front rooms have heavy moulded cornices and transverse beams partitioning ceilings: cornices cut back at front. Reset staircase with close string, slender turned balusters and plain handrail, rises from first to second floors. Attic at front has trusses of arched collared principals supporting single purlins: rear attic has lime ash floor.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 124).

Listing NGR: SE6022551826

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

House, No. 32, now converted to a shop, of three floors and attics, is a brick building with a timber-framed core. The timber-framed building, probably three bays deep and jettied to front and rear, was built in the 16th century over a courtyard containing a brick-lined well of the late 15th or early 16th century, now under the N.W. wall. In the mid 18th century, a transverse staircase was inserted behind the brick chimneybreast serving the front room, and the building was extended to the rear. About 1820 the building was refronted and the former jetties were cut back, as is shown by the curtailed cornices in the upper rooms. The mid 18th-century staircase has been completely removed, and the lower floors are much altered. The S.W. front elevation has, above a modern shop front and below a dentilled cornice, a shallow segmental-headed arched recess in brick framing the first-floor bay window and second-floor sash window. The attic is concealed behind vertical boarding. The front attic roof has principals supporting purlins and nailed arched collars. Both attics have lime-ash floors. Timber-framed fragments of the adjacent building are visible in the rear extension, in the S.E. party wall.

Monument 134; City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 124

NMR Information

613515 Architectural Survey Investigation by RCHME/EH Architectural Survey

BF060510 32 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 26 2020 11:32AM


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