Building record MYO1845 - 23 Blake Street

Summary

House, now shop and flat. Late C18 with late C19 alteration and shopfront.

Location

Grid reference SE 6017 5199 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Type and Period (4)

Full Description

House, now shop and flat. Late C18 with late C19 alteration and shopfront. Grey-brown brick in Flemish bond with red brick dressings; timber shopfront and cornice; slate roof and brick stack.

EXTERIOR: 4-storey, 2-window front. Shopfront incorporates two doorways framed in panelled pilasters with imposts and carved consoles at the head; moulded and dentilled cornice between carved segment-headed terminal blocks above. 4-panel doors recessed in plain reveals, approached by stone steps, flank plate glass window with roller blind over panelled riser. Upper floor windows are 1-pane sashes, diminishing in height on each floor, in brick quoined openings with painted stone sills and flat arches of gauged brick. Dentilled and modillioned eaves cornice.

INTERIOR: not inspected. RCHM records original staircase with 3 slender, turned balusters per tread and moulded handrail.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 109).
Listing NGR: SE6017652002

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

House, No. 23, of four storeys and basement, was built in the late 18th century, probably at about the same time as the adjoining range, Nos. 15–21. In 1785 it was the house of James Henderson (YCA, BE).

The front elevation, of two bays, is built of common brick in Flemish bond with red brick dressings and has a timber cornice. The ground floor has a modern shop front, and all the windows have recessed frames and modern sashes. On the back elevation, each floor has two windows, one of which is unusually wide for the period. Inside, there is a central top-lit transverse staircase and rooms to front and rear. The ground-floor rooms have been gutted and absorbed into the adjacent shops, but on the other floors many original fittings remain, the front room on the first floor having a patterned plaster ceiling with circles, lozenges and paterae in low relief. The staircase has an open string and three slender turned balusters on each step.

Monument 75; City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 109

NMR Information

BF060365 23 BLAKE 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 19 2020 9:21AM

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