Building record MYO811 - 33 Stonegate


Early 17th 17th century house, altered and extended to the rear in the late 17th century. Further alterations took place in the late 19th century when the building was converted into a shop.


Grid reference SE 6027 5205 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

Formerly known as: No.22 STONEGATE. House, now shop and offices. Early C17 with late C17 alteration and rear extension; further alteration in late C19. Front and rear plastered, front with applied timbering, rear whitewashed; right return of orange brick in stretcher bond on chamfered brick plinth, rendered in places: pantile roof.

EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attic; single gabled bay to street; all upper floors jettied. Shopfront has glazed and panelled door recessed between 2-light windows with roller blinds: moulded cornice on block brackets above. First and second floor windows are of 5 mullioned and transomed lights, both with decorative leaded lights. Attic window is 2-light casement. Gable bargeboards and timbering on front carved with foliage and Tudor flower ornament, incorporating spurious date '1489' on second floor bressumer: gable has bargeboards finished with pendants and finials. Attached at right end of shopfront is carved devil seated on a scrolled bracket. Right return to Coffee Yard: 6-panel door and overlight in C19 moulded architrave. C20 metal-framed windows, some retaining original flat arches.

INTERIOR: front rooms have chamfer-stopped spine beams. Full height staircase rises through house with moulded close string, bulbous balusters, square newels with attached half balusters, pendants and ball finials, and moulded handrail. First floor: 2-panel door to front room. Front room has fireplace in bolection-moulded surround, full height bolection-moulded panelling, with moulded dado rail, and overmantel panel flanked by sunk-panel pilasters: earlier moulded cornice. Second floor: 2-panel doors, one on H-L hinges, to both rooms. Back room has small blocked fireplace in bolection-moulded surround. Attics. Front room has collar truss roof with through purlins; rear room has roof of principal rafter trusses with butt purlins.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 232). Listing NGR: SE6027052051

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

(487) House, No. 33 (Plate 125; Fig. 148), of three storeys and attics, consits of a timber-framed part on the street frontage, built in the early 17th century, and a brick-bulit block at the rear, contemporary with No. 31 (483), on the other side of Coffe Yard, which has alomost identical interior fittings of the late 17th century.

The plastered front elevation has three jetties and late 19th-century detailing, including much carved woodwork and a spurios date 1489. It was illustrated in 1813 by Cave (Plate II), when it was covered with exuberant 17th-century pargetting. The brick-built rear block is partly stuccoed and has mostly modern windows. Inside, the ground-floor shop is modernised but has exposed beams and joists. The first floor front room is lined with bolection-moulded panelling. The late 17th-century staircase, around a square well, has pulvinated close strings, bulbous balusters, and square newels with pendants and ball-finials; on the landings are two-panel doors with bolection-moulded architraves.

SYO65: 1981. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York. Volume V, the Central Area. P 232. London: RCHME

No. 33 Stonegate of the early C17, a plastered front of three jetties with late C17 internal fittings identical to No. 31 including panelling with a close-string staircase with bulbous balusters.

Pevsner N and Neave D 1972. The Buildings of England:Yorkshire: York and the East Riding, p235. London: Penguin

NMR Information

Full description

(SE 60275205-O.S 1/2500, 1962)

5343 (south-east side)

No 33 (formerly listed as No 22)

SE 6052 SW 27/587 14.6.54


Early C17. Later alterations. Timber frame plastered; 3 storeys plus attic; oversailing upper storeys and gable, all with late C19 detailing; modern shop front but C17 carved wood imp on console
to cornice of the shop window. Interior has good early features including late C17 well staircase. (RCHM Vol V, Monument 487).

List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. p337 City of York, June 1983.
List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. District of York, 14-MAR-1997

BF061182 33 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 22 2020 11:14AM


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