Building record MYO672 - 111 Walmgate BOWES MORRELL HOUSE


Timber framed house constructed circa 1400 on an L-shaped plan with an open hall. A timber framed addition was built in the 16th century and in the late 17th century the original two storey range was extended in brick. The building was restored in 1932 and more drastically in 1966. The building is now in use as an office.


Grid reference SE 6094 5147 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire


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Full Description

Formerly known as: No.117 WALMGATE. House, now offices. c1400, with later extensions, one of late C17; restored 1966. Timber-framed with plastered infilling and pantile roofs: C17 extension of orange brick in random bond with brick-coped gable of tumbled brick, brick stack and gabled dormer. PLAN: hall and crosswing plan, with extensions to both. EXTERIOR: 2-storey 2-window gabled crosswing to street, with jettied first floor; 2-storey 1-bay hall to right. C20 board door to hall, with single light windows on both floors of crosswing. Left return: 2-storey 3-bay crosswing to right of 2-storey 3-bay extension. Crosswing has casement, fixed or pivoting single light windows on both floors: extension has unequal 9-pane ground and first floor sashes to two bays, and blind third bay. Raised brick first floor band. INTERIOR: hall has full height posts, roughly chamfered rails and wall plates: three-quarter round moulded joists to inserted floor. Roof has crown post truss at each end with cross braces, and longitudinal braces. Crosswing has chamfered beams, one end shaped and enlarged, and rough joists, mostly original, on ground floor. On first floor, full-height posts support 4 crown post roof trusses with slightly cambered tie beams and tenoned rafters. C17 extension has chamfer-stopped beams on ground floor and large brick hearth beneath segment-arched timber bressumer; first floor room has small round-arched brick fireplace with reset basket grate. Roof is of principal trusses with collared rafters and single purlins. (City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 241).
Listing NGR: SE6091551516

Derived from English Heritage LB download dated: 22/08/2005

NMR Information:

(SE 60945147-O.S 1/2500, 1963)

5343 (south-west side)

No 111 (formerly listed as No 117)
(Rowes Morrell House)

SE 6051 SE 22/644 14.6.54


Circa 1400. Timber frame and cement. Much restored. L-shaped on plan;
2 storeys, the upper storey oversailing; 3 renewed casement windows.
Incorporates restored C16, 2-bay timber-framed wing on south-west
side. Interior has much exposed timber frame. (RCHM Vol V, Monument

1 List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest 362 City of York, June 1983.
2 An inventory of the historical monuments in the City of York. Volume V: the central area 241 Monument No 537 Royal Commission on Historical Monuments, England
3 List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest District of York, 14/03/1997

Related event: (UID 613515) INVESTIGATION BY RCHME/EH ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY. Architectural Survey. 14-NOV-1995 - 14-NOV-1995

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Aug 14 2019 1:46PM


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