Building record MYO904 - 33 and 35 St Saviourgate and 10 Spen Lane


A group of three storey houses with attics, built of brick, in 1770-1780. The houses were altered in the 19th century and converted into flats between 1963 and 1965.


Grid reference SE 6064 5198 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Includes: No.10 SPEN LANE. Two houses, now flats. c1770, altered and sub-divided in mid C19; C20 conversion. Orange-brown brick in Flemish bond with dressings at front of orange gauged brick; timber doorcases and cornice; tiled roof with rebuilt brick stacks.

EXTERIOR: 3-storey 4-window front. Pilastered doorcases have enriched open pediment hoods on beaded consoles with wheatear drops and doors of raised and fielded panelling. Windows to No.33 are tripartite, with 1-pane sashes on ground and first floors and squat sashes on second floor. No.35 has two 1-pane sashes on each side of front door and to right of first floor: to left of first floor is 3-light canted bay with 1-pane sashes over panelled risers and with modillion cornice. Second floor has five squat 1-pane sash windows. All windows except canted bay have flat brick arches, and all have painted stone sills. Dentil and modillion cornice with inverted bell rainwater head initialled HFM to left of centre. Right return: 3 storeys and attic; 2-window gable end to Spen Lane. Doorcase is plain with cornice hood on consoles and door of 6 raised and fielded panels beneath divided overlight. All windows except for 4-pane sash over door are 1-pane sashes: all have brick arches and painted stone sills.

INTERIOR: not inspected.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 208).

Listing NGR: SE6064151980

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

Houses, Nos. 33, 35, and No. 10 Spen Lane, three-storeyed and built as one unit c. 1770– 80, were considerably altered in the 19th century and again c. 1964 for conversion to modern flats.

Each house has one front and one back room on each floor with a staircase between them. The elevation to St. Saviourgate was symmetrical, with the entrances to Nos. 33 and 35 opening to entrance passages. In No. 10 Spen Lane the entrance, in the gabled end of the building, leads directly to the stair hall. This house was also differentiated by having a closestring staircase, whereas the other two have open-string stairs.

Monument 408; An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in City of York, Volume 5, Central. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1981.

NMR Information

BF061107 33-35 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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Jun 14 2020 2:20PM


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