Building record MYO871 - 1 Shambles


House of two builds, the eastern portion is timber framed and of 14th century construction, while the portion fronting onto The Shambles is of 18th century date. The building was converted into a shop and office in 1970-1.


Grid reference SE 6044 5191 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (7)

Full Description

Formerly known as: Nos.1 AND 2 SHAMBLES. House, now shop and offices. C14, C17 and early C18: later extension and mid C19 shopfront. Painted brick in Flemish bond with timber shopfront and eaves cornice; hipped pantile roof with brick stack.

EXTERIOR: 3-storey 2-window front to The Shambles, 1-window to King's Square. Shambles front: central door disused: shop now entered from King's Square: both doors are part glazed over raised and fielded panels, with decorative overlights. Shop windows on both fronts are small-pane canted bays with moulded cornices. At right end of The Shambles front, 3-panel door with divided overlight gives access to former through passage. First and second floor windows on both fronts are 12-pane sashes with painted flat arches of brick, one blocked on second floor of Shambles front. Raised bands to both upper floors. Moulded modillion cornice, with fluted inverted bell rainwater head on The Shambles front.

INTERIOR: ground floor front room retains moulded dentilled cornice. Some framing and floor joists from earlier building visible in rear room. On first floor, room to left is lined with re-used moulded square panelling beneath moulded cornice. Reeded fire surround with plain shelf and geometric overmantel panel, flanked by fluted and enriched Ionic pilasters. Both window surrounds flanked by similar pilasters.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 213).
Listing NGR: SE6044851916

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

NMR Innformation

BF061113 1 THE SHAMBLES, 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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Record last edited

Jun 29 2020 3:13PM


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