Building record MYO3915 - 1, 3 and 5 Aldwark


House of 1770, converted to a services club in the C20. Identified as a Building of Merit.


Grid reference Centred SE 6058 5216 (14m by 12m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Identified as a Building of Merit in the Historic Core Conservation Area Appraisal.

Red-grey brick in Flemish bond on front elevation with red flat arch rubbed brick window and door lintels. 6 on 6 sash windows on ground floor, horizontal sliding sashes to first and second floor. Signs of removed shop front and wall mounted signage. Side and rear elevations mixed bonding, stone sills and lintels, 2 on 2 sashes. Steel plates and tie rods on front and side elevations. Large 7 flue chimney at junction between front range and rear wing. Date stone on side elevation 1770.

Surveyed in January 2015 described as in fair condition. The old shop front windows and door way on the side elevation are significantly less well maintained than the Aldwark elevation which is occupied by the Royal Air Force Association.

Shop front: On side elevation of no.3 no longer in use

Upper floors: Rear of property appears not in use although Royal Air Force Association does appear to use upper floors at front of building.

York Characterisation Appraisal

Houses and Coach-houses, Nos. 1, 3, 5, of brick and three and two storeys, bear a date-stone of 1770, presumably the date of construction. The L-shaped building appears to have comprised three tenements facing the street and further accommodation over coach-houses in the rear wing, but it has been drastically altered and part is now used as a club. Said to have been known as Poultryman's Yard.

Monument 60; 'Houses: Aldwark-Castlegate', in An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in City of York, Volume 5, Central (London, 1981), pp. 105-115.

NMR Information

Name: Royal Airforce Club
Alternate Name (Former): Poultryman's Yard

BF060353 ROYAL AIRFORCE CLUB, 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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Record last edited

Nov 10 2020 4:12PM


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