Building record MYO806 - 26-28 Stonegate


A pair of houses built circa 1797, with considerable later alterations. The two properties were merged and the building has a 20th century shopfront.


Grid reference SE 6022 5203 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Pair of houses, now one shop. c1797 with drastic alterations later and C20 shopfront. Orange-brown brick in Flemish bond at front, stretcher bond at rear; timber cornice and shopfront; brick stacks to pantile roof.

EXTERIOR: 3-storey 4-window front. Shopfront has double doors in centre between 3-light plate glass windows over raised panel risers. First floor windows are 1-pane sashes, on second floor C20 cross-windows: all have flat arches of orange gauged brick and painted sills. Moulded dentilled and modillioned eaves cornice with inverted bell rainwater head at each end.

INTERIOR: RCHM records 2 original fireplaces on the first floor of No.28.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 222).
Listing NGR: SE6021352043

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

(460) Houses, Nos. 26, 28, were built c. 1797 for William Stavely as a pair, of two bays, single-fronted and of three storeys with uniform elevations to the street. Each house had a transverse staircase behind the front room and narrower rooms forming back wings behind the stairs, but they have been much altered for use as shops and offices, and the onlyfeatures of note are two fireplaces with composite decoration on the first floor of No. 28. The decoration on that in the front room is very similar to some employed in No. 31 Stonegate (483), the house of John Staveley, carver and gilder, and the figures on the central block are identical to some in the first-floor front room of No. 31.

SYO65: 1981. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York. Volume V, the Central Area. P 222. London: RCHME

Nos. 26-26 built as a pair c. 1797.

Pevsner N and Neave D 1972. The Buildings of England:Yorkshire: York and the East Riding, p233. London: Penguin

NMR Information

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

BF061177 26-28 STONEGATE, 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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Jun 21 2020 1:21PM


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