Building record MYO802 - 18-20 Stonegate


A pair of houses built in the mid 18th cenury and altered in the early 19th century. The building was renovated and the wing partly rebuilt in the late 20th century, it was also converted into a shop.


Grid reference SE 6021 5201 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

House, now shop. Mid C18, with early C19 alterations; house renovated and wing partly rebuilt in late C20. Orange-brown brick in Flemish bond; rear wing rebuilt in red brick; timber shopfronts; brick eaves parapet with stone capping and brick gable copings to plain tile roof; brick stacks.

EXTERIOR: 3-storey 2-bay front. Shopfront framed in pilasters with moulded imposts beneath sunk-panel frieze and dentilled cornice rising to segmental pediment in centre. Moulded stone steps lead to paired 6-panel doors with fanlights flanked by plate glass windows, each of 2 arcaded lights. On first floor, window to left is shallow tripartite bow with three 12-pane sashes and fluted frieze; window to right is 16-pane sash with flat arch of gauged brick. Second floor windows are 12-pane sashes with similar arches. First floor windows have raised sill band, second floor windows painted stone sills. 4-course raised brick eaves band beneath low parapet with pilaster piers at ends and centre.

Rear: 3 storeys, 3 bays, with 2-storey 3-bay wing projecting at left. Ground floor opens into glazed extension. First floor window is bow similar to that on main front, with 12-pane centre sash. Second floor has three 12-pane sashes with narrow painted sills and 1-course brick arches. Returns: both have 3-course upper floor raised brick bands, that on left side continued across rear at second floor, that on right side across rear of wing at first floor level. Inverted bell rainwater head on right return at junction of main building and wing.

INTERIOR: main house has principal staircase from ground to first floor with open string, alternate turned and twisted balusters on stairs with panelled under sides; handrail is swept and wreathed at foot on turned newel on shaped curtail step: matching moulded dado rail. Round-arched window head and radial glazing survives from staircase window, altered to provide access to rear wing. Secondary staircase rises from ground floor to attic, having close string, turned balusters and newels and flat moulded handrail: bottom flight altered. On first floor, stairwell has modillioned cornice, landing and all rooms moulded cornices. At stair head, segmental arch on plain pilasters with moulded imposts. Larger front room has duck-nest grate in reeded fireplace surround with angle rosettes in roundels and flat shelf: back room has plain fireplace with moulded shelf. Rear wing: ground floor room lined with raised moulded panelling. First floor has two fireplaces with painted stone surrounds, one containing hob grate, the other round-headed grate.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 222). Listing NGR: SE6020952020

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

(458) House, Nos. 18, 20, was built c. 1740 by Theophilus Garancieres, and a large two-storeyed wing was added at the rear in the early 19th century; later the ground floor was converted to shops.

The house is of three storeys with attics, built in brick. The front, of two bays, has shop fronts to the ground floor, and at the first floor the left-hand window was replaced by a shallow bow window in the late 18th-century. There are two sash windows to the second floor with flat arches of guaged brick. Over all is a stone-capped brick parapet above a four-course band, with shallow pilasters at the centre and ends.

Between the two front rooms, now shops, a central passage leads to the staircase hall at the rear. The staircase has balusters with alternate plain and twisted shafts and gadrooned knops, and a moulded handrail with matching dado rail. The round-arched window which formerly lit the half-landing has been modified to form an entrance to the extension at the rear. A secondary staircase rises through the full height of the house; it has a close string, square newels and turned balusters. The rear room on the ground floor is fully panelled, with raised moulded surrounds and sunk panels.

1981. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York. Volume V, the Central Area. P 222. London: RCHME

NMR Information

BF061173 18-20 STONEGATE, YORK File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued.

Nos. 18-20 were built c. 1740, brick, three storeys with attics. Stone-capped brick parapet. Bold C19 shopfront with one shallow late C18 bow window on the left on the first floor.

Pevsner N and Neave D 1972. The Buildings of England:Yorkshire: York and the East Riding, p234. London: Penguin

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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Jun 21 2020 1:55PM


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