Building record MYO1883 - Merchant Tailor's Almshouse

Summary

Range of almshouses. Dated 1730; mid-19th and 20th century alterations. For the Company of Merchant Taylors. Exterior: 1-storey 8-window front. 3-panel door at right end, approached by stone steps. Left end altered and linked to Merchant Taylors' Hall.

Location

Grid reference SE 6064 5212 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Range of almshouses; now single dwelling. Dated 1730; mid C19 and C20 alteration. For the Company of Merchant Taylors. Orange-brown mottled brick in English garden-wall bond on low brick plinth; cogged brick cornice, tiled roof and brick ridge stacks.

EXTERIOR: 1-storey 8-window front. 3-panel door at right end, approached by stone steps. Left end altered and linked to Merchant Taylors' Hall (qv). 4-pane sash windows except for 2 top-hung lights, in altered openings which retain segmental brick arches. To right of centre, inscribed stone tablet records the building of the Hospital by the Company in the year 1730 and includes names of the Master and Wardens.

INTERIOR: not inspected.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 85-91). Listing NGR: SE6064752128

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

The Hospital, 8 ft. S.E. of the hall, is a single-storey range with brick walls and hipped tiled roof. It was originally four small dwellings, but has been converted into an annexe to the hall. The N.W. front elevation has door and window openings with segmental relieving arches in brick, though three doorways have been blocked lower down to form windows; one surviving door is of three panels; all the windows have modern sashes. A stone tablet (Plate 182) with arched head is inscribed 'This Hospital Built by the Merchant Taylors Company, for the use of four poor Brothers or Sisters. in the year 1730 Mr. Thomas Spooner Master Mr. John Napier Mr. John Etherington Thomas Ellis Sen: and John Dunning Wardens'.

Monument 38; City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 85-91

NMR information

Name The Cottage
Alternate Name (Former) Merchant Taylors Hospital

613515 Architectural Surve Investigation by RCHME/EH Architectural Survey


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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Nov 10 2020 4:11PM

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