Monument record MYO4816 - 64 North Street


Site of number 64 North Street, a house of 1771-2, now demolished


Grid reference SE 6005 5180 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

House, No. 64, was perhaps the 'new built house for sale' in 1772 (York Courant, 2 June), but probably part of an earlier structure remains, some of the brickwork of the W. and N. walls being of the 17th century.

The street front, in Flemish-bond brickwork, has a brick plinth and a timber cornice with modillions and dentils. The entrance has a door-case, a good example of the period, with slender fluted side pilasters with simple caps and bases, carrying fluted brackets supporting a pediment; the door, with semicircular glazed fanlight above, has six sunk panels with applied raised moulding. The spandrels over the fanlight and the tympanum contained applied composition ornament, but this is either decayed or in part broken away. Two windows retain their shutters. An original lead rainwater head with part of the down-pipe and three holdfasts decorated with fleurs-de-lis survive. The hipped roof is covered with pantiles.

A warehouse, built against the W. side, has been demolished, exposing housings for joists at first and second floors. The brickwork is of three types, narrow (4 courses rising 9½ in.) and mostly in stretcher bond to ground floor, modern to second floor, and the rest, though in stretcher bond, very similar to that of the S. elevation to the street. At the back, the N. elevation is extensively defaced by modern openings, and the upper walling is in larger brickwork than the remainder. It retains a number of original openings.

Inside, on the ground floor is a central entrance hall with a stair hall beyond and entertaining rooms to each side: to N.W. is a large Kitchen and to N.E. a scullery and larders. There are small cellars. The Staircase has a closed string, turned newels and balusters and a moulded handrail.

Demolished 1957. Late 18th-century fireplace surrounds from the ground floor reset, one at 8 Water End, Clifton, York; one at Skelton Hall, York.

An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in City of York, Volume 3, South west. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1972. Monument 107

NMR Information
BF060946 64 NORTH STREET, YORK File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued.

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.

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Record last edited

Feb 14 2020 3:31PM


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