Monument record MYO4804 - 2-6 Micklegate

Summary

Numbers 2-6 Micklegate were a group of three late 16th century houses, with alterations in the early 18th century, circa 1840 and in the second half of the 19th century.

Location

Grid reference SE 6009 5163 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Type and Period (5)

Full Description

Numbers 2-6 Micklegate were a group of three late 16th century houses, with alterations in the early 18th century, circa 1840 and in the second half of the 19th century. By 1988 the buildings were in use as shops but have since been demolished and the site is now occupied by a hotel

BF060793 2-6 MICKLEGATE, YORK File of material relating to a site or building.

Information from NMR

House, Nos. 2, 4, 6, occupies the plot of land given before 1189 by Erneis de Mykelgate to St. Peter's Hospital (EYC, 1, 176–7). The present building was originally a large timber-framed, L-shaped structure, jettied towards Micklegate and with a N.–S. range at the back, against the E. end (late 16th-century). In the early 18th century the S. part of the E. wall was cased in brick, and in Nos. 4, 6 an impressive staircase was inserted and some good doorcases and bolection-moulded panelling were fitted. The main front to Micklegate was rebuilt c. 1840, the jetties removed and the house heightened; in the later 19th century the W. side of the back range was cased in brick. In 1759 the property was acquired by Alderman John Wakefield, Lord Mayor in 1766, and was later known as Wakefield Court (YCA, E.94, f. 25v.). In 1831 the property was bought by Joseph Shilleto, a butcher, and No. 2 became his shop, while the entry between Nos. 2 and 4 took the name of 'Shilleto's Yard', though officially described as St. John's Court.

RCHME III Monument 54


NMR, NMR data (Unassigned). SYO2214.

RCHME, 1972, RCHME City of York Volume III South-west of the Ouse (Monograph). SYO64.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.
  • --- Monograph: RCHME. 1972. RCHME City of York Volume III South-west of the Ouse.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Feb 4 2020 2:07PM

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