Building record MYO787 - 33 Swinegate


Number 33 Swinegate dates from the 15th century and was originally a timber framed house. The building was raised and re-roofed in the early 17th century and the rear wing and staircase added circa 1700. In the early 19th century the building was refronted and and the rear hipped roof was added. Further alterations and extensions took place in the 20th century, by 1988 the building had been converted into a garage and by 1997 the building was in use as a restaurant and hairdressing salon.


Grid reference SE 6035 5194 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (7)

Full Description

House; now restaurant and hairdressing salon. Original building probably C15, raised and re-roofed in early C17: rear wing and staircase added c1700. Building refronted and rear roof hipped in early C19. Further alterations and extension in C20.

MATERIALS: front part timber-framed, faced with stucco lined to resemble ashlar; rear of red-brown brick: pantile roofs, hipped at rear, and with stone coped gables to parallel front ranges.

EXTERIOR: 3-storey, 3-window twin-gabled front. C20 shopfront with upstairs door to left. Windows on first floor are 4-pane sashes, on second floor 2-light casements, all in raised architraves and with rendered sills. Moulded second floor band. Rear: 3 storeys, 3 windows. Ground floor obscured by extension. Windows on first floor are 4-pane sashes and one glazed door; on second floor, casements. All have 1-course segmental brick arches. Raised band to second floor.

INTERIOR: quarter-turn staircase survives to second floor but with altered bottom flight. Original stairs have slender turned balusters, square newels with pendants and attached half balusters, and moulded handrail, ramped up on lower flights. Moulded dado rail to ground floor of stairwell. Fragments of timber-frame visible on first and second floors.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 235).
Listing NGR: SE6035451949

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

House, No. 33, of three storeys in brick, was built in the second quarter of the 18th century, incorporating an early 17th-century timber-framed double ranged building of at least two bays. It was modified in the second quarter of the 19th century, when the front doorway and window surrounds were renewed, and again in modern times, when the ground floor was converted to a garage.

The double-gabled front elevation is rendered, with simulated stone joints and with a moulded string-course at second-floor level. The 18th-century ground plan had an entrance hall, a staircase to one side, and two rooms with fireplaces back to back, but the whole chimney-stack has been removed. Fragments of timber framing are visible in the front rooms on the second floor. With the exception of the upper part of the staircase, nearly all original fittings have been removed. The staircase, which rises about a rectangular well with quarter landings, has turned balusters, an open string up to the first floor and a close string above.

City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 235

NMR Information

List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. District of York, 14-MAR-1997

Related Archives

BF061204 33 SWINEGATE, YORK File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued.

NMR, NMR data (Unassigned). SYO2214.

RCHME, 1981, City of York Volume V: The Central Area (Monograph). SYO65.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.
  • --- Monograph: RCHME. 1981. City of York Volume V: The Central Area.

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Record last edited

Jul 3 2020 3:30PM


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