Building record MYO896 - 1-7 Saviourgate


A terrace of four houses built circa 1840 with later alterations. In 1988 the buildings were occupied by a department store but are now in use as offices.


Grid reference SE 6052 5186 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

Terrace of 4 houses, now offices. c1840 with later alterations. Pink-cream mottled brick in Flemish bond with painted stone sills and sill band; timber cornice incorporating rainwater goods with fluted bowl hoppers; brick stacks to slate roof, hipped at corner.

EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attic; 6 unequal bays, with curved corner bay: first and second floors articulated by giant pilasters supporting moulded cornice which breaks forward over pilaster heads. C20 door inserted in corner bay; in right end bay, pilaster and cornice doorcase has door of 6 raised and fielded panels beneath radial fanlight. Ground floor windows are C20 tripartite sashes. On first floor, mullion and transom window of 2x8-pane curved casement lights inserted in corner bay; in right end bay, two unequal 15-pane sashes survive; remaining windows on first and second floors are 12-pane sashes, and attic windows 2-light dormers. All windows have flat arches, with sill band to those on first floor, sills to those on second floor. To left of first floor window on Colliergate front, bracket for overhead trolley bus wire survives.

INTERIORS: not inspected.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 207-208). Listing NGR: SE6052751869

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

Terrace of four houses, Nos. 1–7 (odd), of three storeys, was built c. 1840, later converted into a department store and is now used as offices. The walling is of common brickwork, irregularly divided by brick pilasters, and with a rounded angle at the junction with Colliergate. The ground floor is entirely modern, replacing shop windows. The plans of the houses vary to suit the irregular and restricted site: each house had one or two rooms on each floor and a staircase, all now removed, placed transversely at the back or between front and back rooms. Of the original fittings only a few moulded architraves and some ceiling cornices survive.

Monument 404; City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 207-208

NMR Information

List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. District of York, 14-MAR-1997

BF061099 1-7 ST SAVIOURGATE, 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 15 2020 10:31AM


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