Building record MYO875 - 7-9 Shambles


A group of three timber framed houses, number 7 dating from the early 15th century, number 8 from the late 15th century and number 9 from the 15th century. All the houses have later alterations and extensions and were renovated in the 20th century. Numbers 7 and 8 are now a single property, consisting of a shop with offices above, and number 9 is a shop. Formerly listed as 7-9 The Shambles, now listed as 7 and 8 The Shambles and 9 The Shambles.


Grid reference SE 6045 5189 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (8)

Full Description

Two houses; now one shop and offices. No.7 late C15, No.8 early C15, both with later rear extensions; C20 renovation. Both timber-framed, fronts rendered; pantile roofs with brick stack to No.8. EXTERIOR: 3-storeys; 1 gabled bay to each house, upper floors jettied; exposed crown post truss in gable to No.7. Jetty bressumers to No.7 are moulded and embattled, those to No.8 plain. Shopfront to No.7 has large plate glass window to left of glazed and panelled door. Shopfront to No.8 has 4-light small-pane window over panelled riser, with 4-panel door to right giving access to upper floors. Both shopfronts retain external counters on massive brackets. No.7 has 4-pane sash window on first floor, 2x6-pane Yorkshire sash on second floor. No.8 has 20-pane sash on first floor, 4-pane sash on second floor. Rear of No.8: 2 storeys, 1 gabled bay. Replacement windows on both floors, that on first floor beneath partly blocked segmental brick arch. INTERIOR: substantial remains of timber-frame survive in both houses. (City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 213).
Listing NGR: SE6045651895

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

NMR Information:

(SE 60465189-O.S 1/2500, 1963)

(east side)

Nos 7, 8 and 9

SE 6051 NW 28/527 14.6.54


C16 but of different builds. Much restored. Timber frame stuccoed (No 9 cement rendered); 3 storeys with oversailing upper storeys, No 7 with moulded bressummers; 4 gables; 4 later windows. No 7has a modern shop window and Nos 8 and 9 have C19 shop windows (with glazing bars) with part of the original stall at sill level. The interior has exposed timber-framing, particularly in No 7 which also has an original fireplace on the 1st storey.
(RCHM Vol V, Monuments 420, 421 and 422).

1 List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest 307 City of York, June 1983.
2 List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest District of York, 14-MAR-1997

NMR, NMR data (Unassigned). SYO2214.

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  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.

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Record last edited

Jun 29 2020 2:34PM


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