Building record MYO816 - 37 Stonegate


Two houses of a terrace of three built in the mid 18th century. The building was converted into a shop in the early 19th century, with further later alterations.


Grid reference SE 6028 5206 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Formerly known as: No.24 STONEGATE. Two houses of terrace of three; now one shop. Mid C18, altered to shop in early C19; further alteration and extension later. Orange brick in Flemish bond with timber shopfront and eaves cornice; timber doorcase with cast-iron glazing bars to fanlight; pantile roof.

EXTERIOR: 3-storey 4-window front. Shopfront framed in sunk-panel pilasters with beaded foliate consoles and pendants at the head. Stone steps lead to glazed double doors beneath ornate fanlight in round-arched architrave with impost band enriched with flutes and pellets: flanking shop windows are shallow small-pane bows beneath moulded bowed friezes with mask stops. Doors surmounted by spurious cartouche of arms. To right of shopfront is doorcase of fluted Corinthian columns and bowed fluted frieze with floral stops: door of 6 beaded panels beneath radial fanlight recessed in panelled round-arched opening with impost band enriched with flutes and pellets. Tympanum filled with garlanded grotesque mask. Windows on first floor are 12-pane sashes with sill band cased in lead, on second floor unequal 9-pane sashes with painted stone sills. All windows have flat arches of orange gauged brick, those on second floor covered by moulded and modillioned cornice.

INTERIOR: slender fluted columns support ground floor ceiling. Rear extension lit by domed roof light.

(Murray H: Heraldry and the Buildings of York: York: 1985-; City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 234-5). Listing NGR: SE6028552064

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

(490) Houses, Nos. 37, 39, of three storeys with attics and cellars, are of brick with pantiled roofs. They were built in the third quarter of the 18th century as a range of three single-fronted dwellings but in theearly 19th century the two S.W. Houses were combined into one, now No. 37, with a large shop on the ground floor formed by the removal of internal walls and by a new extension at the rear. Further rear additions were made in the later 19th century.

The front elevation of brick in Flemish bond, originally had ranges of six shashed windows on each upper floor, but on No. 39 the two on the first floor were replaced in the early 19th century by a single wide bow. The shop front of No. 37 has a central doorway with arched fanlight, flanked by large bow windows. To the right is a contemporary separate doorway with fanlight and doorcase with fluted shafts and fluted bow-fronted frieze. No. 39 has a late 19th-century shop front. Two of the houses have central transverse staircases, but in the third, which is of less depth, the stair is beside the back room. The balustrades, where original, have Chinese fret patterns. Most other fittings are of the early 19th century or later; the shop in No. 37 has slender fluted columns supporting the walls above and a domed roof-light in the rear extension.

1981. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York. Volume V, the Central Area. P 234. London: RCHME

No. 37, late C18 with a splendid early C19 shopfront, the best in York. A central doorway with fanlight is flanked by large bow windows with decorative brackets and an enriched frieze. To the right is a separate contemporary doorcase with slender fkluted columns and a fluted bow-fronted frieze. Similar fluted columns inside the shop.

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

NMR Information

Full description

(SE 60295206-O.S 1/2500, 1962)

1. STONEGATE 5343 (south-east side)

No 37 (formerly listed as No 24)

SE 6052 SW 27/590 14.6.54


Circa 1760 with early C19 alterations. Brick; 3 storeys plus attic; 4 sash windows with flat brick arches; good, early C19, enriched shop front. The double shop entrance has a semi-circular fanlight
with unusual tracery with pendants and the doorway is flanked by 2 lofty shallow bow windows with enriched cornice of ovolo ornament and cresting above. To the right is the private door of reeded
engaged columns and acanthus capitals supporting a reeded and enriched bowed cornice; panelled soffit; enriched swags with mask to the tympanum; beaded tracery in the semi-circular fanlight. Interior has some good features, mainly early C19. Graded for the shop
front. (RCHM Vol V, Monument 490).

List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. p338 City of York, June 1983.
List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. District of York, 14-MAR-1997

BF061187 37-39 STONEGATE, YORK File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued.
BF112229 Miscellaneous photography for the Architecture of Shopping project Job number 2K/03894 (Fox Umbrella Shop, 118 London Wall, City of London) is in BF108792.Level 4 extents totals include missing prints which are recorded at level 5 but not at level 4.5.The file also contains the following miniature format film prints: MF00/0105/28 (location unknown); MF99/01282/12 (Oundle) and MF00/0125/23 (Totnes).The file also contains a file print which has been added to the CMU spreadsheet, reference FF83/00087 which is believed to be 93 London Road Reading.The file contains a copy neg, AA035322, from the J. Parkinson Collection of Woolworth shops which has been identified as being a store in Canterbury.

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 12:03PM


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