Building record MYO817 - 38 Stonegate


House built in the early 18th century incorporating earlier timber framed structures. The building was altered in the early 19th century and later and is now in use as a shop.


Grid reference SE 6025 5205 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

House, now shop. Early C18 incorporating earlier structures; altered and extended in early and mid C19, and later. Front block of incised render at front, red brick in stretcher bond at rear; timber-framed wings encased in brick at rear: roofs of plain tile, pantile and slate with brick stack.

EXTERIOR: 3-storey 2-window front. Shopfront framed in sunk-panelled pilasters with foliate scrolled brackets at the head: 4-light plate glass window with glazed shop door to left. To right are paired entrances to subdivided passage, one closed by iron grille, the other with C20 door beneath decorated overlight. First floor windows are shallow canted bays with plate glass lights framed in sunk-panelled pilasters with moulded capitals and moulded cornices: on second floor, 12-pane sash windows in shallow architraves with bracketed sills. Plain parapet masks roof. Broad raised band to second floor, broken by first floor bay windows. Right return: beyond passageway is pilaster doorcase with pediment on grooved brackets and recessed door of 6 sunk panels beneath divided overlight.

INTERIOR: winder staircase rises to first floor, with symmetrically turned balusters and serpentine handrail wreathed at foot on turned newel and shaped curtain step.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 223).
Listing NGR: SE6024352059

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

(467) House, No. 38, consists principally of a substantial brick-built block facing the street but with two small timber-framed ranges at the rear. The main part was built in the early 18th century and is of some depth, with an internal staircase lit by a central light-well. It is three-storeyed at the front but of only two storeys behind, both parts with attics. The front elevation is rendered and has 19th-century shop fronts and fenestration; the back elevation is of red brick and has large 19th-century windows. The interior has been much altered; the original staircase, now starting at first-floor level, has sturdy turned balusters and square newels with pendants, but most fittings are of the early 19th century or later. The framed ranges, at right angles to each other, connect the building to No. 40 behind; they are much altered, partly cased with 18th century brick and have virtually no framing visible. In the cellar of the larger range is the base of a stone wall with two closely-spaced buttresses, one of which has a chamfered plinth; it must represent a fragment of a substantial building, perhaps of 14th-century date, sited about 70 ft. Bbhind the street frontage and 3 1/2 ft. Below the existing ground level.

1981. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York. Volume V, the Central Area. P 223. London: RCHME

No. 38, painted brick much altered, shallow bows on the first floor.

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

NMR Information

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

BF061188 38 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 20 2020 12:41PM


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