Building record MYO823 - 12-14 Stonegate


A jettied house mainly of early 17th century date but with eary 14th century origins and later alterations. The house was renovated in 1973 and by 1997 had been converted into two shops and a beauty salon.


Grid reference SE 6020 5200 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

House; now two shops and beauty salon. Early C17 with earlier origins and later alterations; renovated 1973. Timber-framed, plastered at front, rear partly plastered, partly red-brown brick in random bond: pantile roof with brick stack.

EXTERIOR: 3-storey 3-window front, first and second floors jettied. Shopfront to left incorporates part-glazed and flush panelled upstairs door to right of 4-light cantilevered bay window with moulded mullions: shopfront to right is bowed, of 4 lights, and has C20 glazed door at right. Cased bressumer forms shopfront cornice. On first floor, windows are three 4-pane sashes: on second floor, two 12-pane sashes, all with timber sills. Rear: 2-storey gabled wing with 2-light casement window on first floor.

INTERIOR: on second floor landing, short balustrade of splat balusters.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 221).
Listing NGR: SE6020652013

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

(455) House, Nos. 12, 14, of timber framed construction, has an early 17th-century range, of three storeys and attic, on the street frontage and a two-storey wing of the early 14tyh century behind, formingan L-shaped plan; a later addition contains a mid or late 17th-century staircase, and there isa further extension of the 18th or 19th-century. The whole has been considerably modernised.

The early 18th-century wing is 14 1/2 ft. Wide and may have originaklly been an open hall. One bay, about 8ft. Lomg, survives with the roof largely intact and there are fragments of a second bay. The first floor is supported on a later post, suggesting an insertion, and some framing is visiblemon the first floor, the gable-end wall having posts with enlarged heads and braces up to the tie-beam. The surviving intermediate truss has a cambered tie-beam fron which arch braces have probably been removed; above the tie beam are straight raking struts supportingn side-purlins and there was originally a crown-post. Rafters and collars, of square section, were halved and fixed with lap-joints, but the collars were reset at a higher level inserted. Externally the wing is faced with later brickwork.

The early 17th-century range is of two bays and has upper floors jetties on the front; the main floor beams are of substantial scantling but common joists are relatively slight. The front wall is rendered and has has sash windows, but during repairs in 1973 the framing was exposed revealing vertical studs only, and a single butt-purlin on the rear slope; on the front slope there is a pair of valley rafters in each bay; indicating original gabled dormers. Some of the common rafters are of 14th-century origin. A timber newel stair has, on the second-floor landing, a short balustrade with mid or late 17th-century shaped splat balusters. The internal partitions and fittings are all 18th and 19th century or modern.

1981. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York. Volume V, the Central Area. P 221. London: RCHME

Nos. 12-14 early C17 double jettied timber-framed block to the street with early C14 timber-framed wing behind which may have been an open hall.

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

BF061168 12-14 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 3:08PM


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