Building record MYO3961 - 1-10 & 21-33a Buckingham Street


The terraced streets in this area are not in unusual or special in a national context. However, their homogeneity in scale and mass make a powerful contribution to the character of the area and have a strong local value. The housing designs are subtly different as a result of being built in small groups by different builders. Narrower streets have small houses which front on to shallow pavements. There are small yards to the rear accessed via alleyways and occasional corner shop. The arrangement of buildings with a common roof line encloses the streets strongly. The lack of street trees emphasises the dense urban character. Pavements on most streets are grey concrete slab. Together these streets are an excellent example of a Victorian community. Since these streets can be seen from the city walls, their roofscape is particularly important. The regular rhythm of slate roofs, chimneys and dormer windows, is attractive. Identified as Buildings of Merit in the Historic Core Conservation Area Appraisal. No. 21 contains only original boot scraper in street. Several houses contain sash windows - a mixture of two over two, and six over six. Some houses have UPVC replacement windows (no.24-25, 26-27 and 33a). There are a mixture of single, twin and triple lights over the front doors. 33a has no historic door / window features remaining but upper brickwork and slate roof suggest C19th envelope. Now part of commercial premises entered from no 34. 21-33a surveyed November 2014: All in good condition


Grid reference Centred SE 6014 5148 (93m by 56m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Sources/Archives (0)

Protected Status/Designation

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (0)

Record last edited

Jan 22 2015 4:07PM


Your feedback is welcome; if you can provide any new information about this record, please contact the City Archaeologist.