Building record MYO884 - 22 and 23 Shambles


22-3 The Shambles, including 1-1A Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate. House and shop built in the early 18th century, altered in the 19th and 20th centuries. Now in use as shops and offices.


Grid reference SE 6047 5183 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (6)

Full Description

Includes: Nos.1A AND 1 1/2 WHIP-MA-WHOP-MA-GATE. Shops and offices (former No.23 1/2 now incorporated into No.22). Early C18, with C19 and C20 alteration and shopfronts. Front of orange-red brick in Flemish bond; lower storeys of right return of magnesian limestone, upper storeys and rear wing of orange-red brick in English garden-wall bond; pantile roofs with brick stacks.

EXTERIOR: 3-storey 4-window front. Right end of ground floor incorporates chamfered round-arched passage to Whip-ma-whop-ma-gate. Shopfronts to Nos 22 and 23 have continuous moulded cornice; No.22 has plate glass window, and glazed and panelled door with overlight to left; No.23 renewed board door with glazed iron grille above and large-pane sash window to right. First and second floor windows are 12-pane sashes with stone sills and flat arches of gauged brick. Moulded second floor band and eaves cornice of painted stone. Rear: flat arched passage opening to left of C20 small-pane window. Right return incorporates former north wall of Church of St Crux: attic has two squat 6-pane sash windows. Rear wing: 3-storey 4-window front. At left end, 6-panel door beneath elliptical arch of brick, and, above, round-arched radial-glazed staircase window with renewed stone sill. To right, shopfront of plain pilasters with moulded imposts, frieze and moulded cornice, with small-pane window over panelled riser and margin-glazed and panelled door. Windows at right end of all floors altered to C20 small-pane lights. All windows to rear, right return and wing are 12-pane sashes with stone sills and elliptical arches of brick except where specified otherwise. Continuous bands of raised brick encircle all parts of building at first- and second-floor, and eaves, levels.

INTERIOR: RCHM records C19 fittings including 2 stick baluster staircases.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 216).
Listing NGR: SE6047951835

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

NMR Information:

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

Related Archives

BF061125 22-23A 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.

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  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.

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Record last edited

Jun 29 2020 2:45PM


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