Building record MYO859 - 37 and 38 Shambles


Late 15th century timber framed house. The building is of two storeys with an oversailing upper storey. The present shop fronts are modern.


Grid reference SE 6045 5186 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (7)

Full Description

Formerly known as: Nos.36, 37 AND 38 SHAMBLES. Pair of houses, now shops and workshops. Late C15; late C17 extension to No.38. Both renovated with some rebuilding c1950. Timber-framed, rendered at front; rear of No.37 of pink-orange brick in English bond, rear of No.38 rendered; extension rebuilt in buff-orange brick in English garden-wall bond. Parallel pantile roofs with brick stacks. EXTERIOR: 2-storey front, 2-gabled bays; jettied first floor and timber-frame exposed, including crown post trusses in both gables. Through passage at left end, beneath ogee-arched lintel. Shops have glazed and panelled doors with divided overlights: No.37 has 2x8-pane Yorkshire sash window, No.38 4-light fixed window. First floor windows are 2x8-pane Yorkshire sashes. Fluted inverted bell rainwater head to each house. INTERIOR: timber-framing, partly renewed on first floor of No.37, visible throughout building. On ground floor, both rear rooms have fireplaces, that to No.37 in plain surround with cornice shelf; that to No.38 with chamfered timber lintel. First floor front room of No.38 has fireplace in plain surround with shelf on shaped brackets. (City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 217).
Listing NGR: SE6045151862

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

NMR Information:

(SE 60455186-O.S 1/2500, 1963)

1. SHAMBLES (west side)

Nos 37 and 38 (formerly listed as
Nos 36, 37 and 38)

SE 6051 NW 28/314 14.6.54


Late C15 but much restored. Timber frame cement rendered; 2
storeys; 2 symmetrical gables; 2 renewed casement windows; over-
sailing upper storeys. No 37 has an ogee headed doorway to
passage; modern shop fronts. The interior has some exposed timber-
framing. (RCHM Vol V, Monument 437).

1 List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest 313 City of York, June 1983.

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Aug 16 2019 10:40AM


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