Building record MYO4833 - 110 The Mount


A two storey house built in the first half of the 18th century, altered in the early 19th century and converted into a shop in the 20th, demolished in 1953.


Grid reference SE 5947 5116 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Nos. 110, 110A The Mount, was built early in the 18th century and appears on John Haynes's view of York of 1731 (Plate 2) as the next house downhill from the old hospital of St. Catherine. In the last quarter of the century it was occupied by John Simpson, a farmer (York Minister Library, Terriers, K.2; parish registers). Early in the 19th century the house was altered and most of the fireplaces inserted; for about a century it remained a residence and from 1896 to 1906 was the home of William Angus Clarke, manager of the alpine department of James Backhouse & Co., the nurserymen; later the ground floor was converted to form a shop (Directories; Voters' Lists).

The colour-washed front elevation had 19th-century and modern features but retained a three-course band beneath the attic storey, heightened c. 1860. The rear elevation shows the original reddish-yellow brick. Original internal fittings include the staircase with square newel and turned balusters, and doors with two large fielded panels and angle hinges.

Demolished 1962

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 51.

NMR Information

613515 Architectural Survey Investigation by RCHME/EH Architectural Survey

BF060899 110-110A THE MOUNT, YORK File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued.

NMR Information

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 28 2020 1:13PM


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