Building record MYO912 - 2 St Sampson's Square


A house built in the 18th century, with later alterations. The building is now in use as a shop with offices above, and has a 20th century shopfront.


Grid reference SE 6030 5187 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

House, now part of shop with offices above. Late C18 with later alteration and C20 shopfront. Orange brick in Flemish bond with dressings of orange gauged brick and timber eaves cornice; pantile roof and brick stack.

EXTERIOR: 3-storey 3-window front. Shopfront continued from No.1 Feasegate (qv) and incorporating upstairs door at right end. All upper floor windows are 1-pane sashes with sills, those on second floor painted, and flat arches of brick. Dentil and modillion eaves cornice with inverted bell rainwater head at right end.

INTERIOR: not inspected.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 206).
Listing NGR: SE6030651869

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

(396) House and Shop, No. 2, three-storeyed, of brick with a pantiled roof, was described in 1789 as 'a new-built Dwelling-house, consisting of a large Shop, a Sitting-Room adjoining, a Kitchen behind the same, above, an excellent Dining-Room, four good LodgingRooms, and a Garret' (YC, 14 April 1789). It was built on the site of the Nag's Head Inn, also known prior to 1711 as the Cutt-a-Feather or White Horse Inn (West Riding Registry of Deeds, D328, 559; H223, 274; YCA, E93, 203; E97, ff. 250v–251v).

The shop front on the ground floor of the front elevation is a mixture of 19th-century and modern elements, with an entrance on the right. The brickwork above is similar to that of No. 3, but there is a straight joint between the buildings. The first and second floors each have three sash windows under flat arches of gauged brickwork. The cornice, of small brackets and dentils, overlaps the facade of No. 3. Attic space is obtained by the use of a stub tie and diagonally-braced uprights supporting the principals. Fragments of a late 18th-century Chinese fretwork balustrade remain.

City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 206

NMR Information

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

BF061090 1 Feasegate and 1-2 St Sampson's Square, York

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 28 2020 3:50PM


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