Building record MYO3637 - Convent of the Poor Clares


Extensive Convent buildings of 1872-5 by George Goldie (b. 9 June 1828 – d. 1 March 1887) the York-born catholic architect. The convent buildings are set within a complete walled precinct, making this a unique ecclesiastical structure in York. The Convent buildings and perimeter walls were listed in May 2013. George Goldie also designed St Wilfrid's, Duncombe Place, 1862-1864 and the later St Wilfrid's school in Monkgate which was built after his death.


Grid reference Centred SE 6142 5123 (162m by 197m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

The Lodge and Extern were recorded in 2018 by YAT. At the time the Cloister and the larger monastery grounds were student accommodation and recreation areas. The Extern and the Lodge were the only remaining buildings to be redeveloped. The buildings were left
derelict since the departure of the Sisters in 2012 and had deteriorated. There had been
additions and alterations to the buildings throughout the 20th century though the layout of
the buildings remains predominantly the same from how they stood originally.

See SYO2122 for detailed information on the monastry and these buildings in particular.

York Archaeological Trust, 2018, St Joseph's Convent BR (Unpublished document). SYO2122.

L S Archaeology, 2018, St Joseph's Convent EXC (Unpublished document). SYO2123.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: York Archaeological Trust. 2018. St Joseph's Convent BR.
  • --- Unpublished document: L S Archaeology. 2018. St Joseph's Convent EXC.

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Related Events/Activities (3)

Record last edited

Jan 14 2020 8:27AM


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