Building record MYO832 - 4 Stonegate


Timber framed 17th century house. The building is of three storeys, the upper storeys are oversailing. The present shop front is modern.


Grid reference SE 6019 5199 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

House and shop; now shop and hairdressing salon. Early C17 with later alterations. Timber-framed with incised stucco front; plain tile roof. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attic; 1-window gabled front, with jettied first and second floors. 3-light small-pane shop window framed in sunk-panelled pilasters has margin-glazed and panelled door to left: similar upstairs door to right, both having patterned fanlights. First floor has 3-light canted bay window with 12-pane sashes. Second floor and attic windows are tripartite with 12-pane centre sashes. INTERIOR: timber-framing is visible on second floor. Second floor front room has blocked bolection moulded fireplace. Similar fireplace from first floor room said to be stored in attic. (City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 221).
Listing NGR: SE6018951997

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

452. House and Shop, No. 4. is a 17th-century timber-framed building of three storeys and attics at the front and two storeys and with a semi-attic at the rear. The gabled front elevation has two jetties. Above a modern shop front, the framing is sticcoed; and the windows are all 18th-century. Both first and second floors have a large front room, and in the second-floor room is a fireplace with late 17th or early 18th-century bolection moulded surround. The back wing is narrower and contains the modern staircase with small rooms behind.

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

Nos. 4-6 have C17 timber-framing.

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

Census returns from 1838 indicate that the property was owned by Fredrick Adams, hairdresser and wigmaker, who lived and traded at 4 Stonegate. However, by 1861 the upper floors of 3 and 4 Stonegate were occupied by Susan Meynell.This separation of the upper floors may have resulted
in changes to entrance and access arrangements. In the first half the 20th Century the shop front and ground floor were modernised. (Heritage Statement SYO1990)

NMR Information

Full description(s) ?
(SE 60195199-O.S 1/2500, 1963)

1. STONEGATE (north-west side) 5343

Nos 4 and 4A

SE 6052 SW 27/51
SE 6051 NW 28/51


C17 with later alterations. Timber frame stuccoed; 3 storeys plus attic; oversailing upper storeys; gabled front; C18 canted bay window to 1st storey, 2, three-light windows to 2nd storey and one
in the gable. Modern shop front and doorway with radial fanlight. (RCHM Vol V, Monument 452).

List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. p323 City of York, June 1983

BF061161 4 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.

2017, 4 Stonegate (Unpublished document). SYO1990.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Unpublished document: 2017. 4 Stonegate.
  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.
  • --- Monograph: RCHME. 1981. City of York Volume V: The Central Area.

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Record last edited

Jun 29 2020 3:41PM


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