Building record MYO882 - 20 Shambles


20 The Shambles. An early 18th century house with alterations in the early 19th century when the building was converted into a shop. There were further alterations in the 20th century, which included alterations to the 19th century shopfront.


Grid reference SE 6047 5184 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire


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Full Description

House, now shop. Early C18, with early C19 and C20 alteration; altered C19 shopfront. Orange-brown brick, front in Flemish bond with dressings of orange rubbed and gauged brick, rear in English garden-wall bond; pantile roof, hipped at front, with brick stacks. EXTERIOR: 3-storey 2-window front. Shopfront has small-pane window to left of glazed and panelled door with margin glazed overlight, framed in plain pilasters beneath cornice. First and second floor windows are 12-pane sashes, taller on first floor, with painted stone sills and flat arches. 3-course raised brick bands to first and second floors. Rear: 3 storeys and attic; 2-window gable wall: ground floor concealed behind yard wall. To left of first and second floor windows are 12-pane sashes: blocked opening to right on first floor. Squat 6-pane window to attic. Raised second floor band. INTERIOR: re-arranged staircase from ground floor to attic, extended to basement, retains original column-on-vase balusters, some original, some renewed, plain newels, some with attached half balusters, and moulded close string and handrail. First floor: front room has plain fireplace and moulded cast-iron grate: back room has hob-grate in painted stone surround and 2-panel cupboard door on H-hinges to right. Second floor: two 2-panel doors on H-hinges on landing. Back room has hob-grate with sidepieces decorated with birds, lions and rinceaux. Attic: lime ash floor. Roof underceiled. Other features recorded by RCHM removed. (City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 216).
Listing NGR: SE6047851842

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

NMR Information:

No further description provided.

Summary source: 1 List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest District of York, 14-MAR-1997

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Record last edited

Aug 16 2019 9:48AM


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