Building record MYO916 - 7 St. Sampson's Square


Jettied house built in the early 16th century, now part of Browns department store. The building contains a mid 17th century staircase, and the jetties were cut back and refronted in the early 18th century when the building became a public house. Further alterations took place in the early and late 19th centuries, and a shopfront was added as part of the 20th century alterations.


Grid reference SE 6032 5192 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (7)

Full Description

House, now part of department store. Probably early C16, with mid C17 staircase; jetties cut back and refronted in early C18; further alterations in early C19 and later in C19; C20 shopfront and alterations. Timber-framed; front of buff-orange brick in Flemish bond, with timber eaves cornice; roof slated at front, pantile at rear.

PLAN: 2 bays wide, 2 bays deep with staircase extension at rear.

EXTERIOR: 3-storey, 2-window front. Shopfront includes passage archway at right end. All upper floor windows are 16-pane sashes with narrow sills and flat arches of gauged brick. 3-course raised brick band to second floor. Dentil and modillion eaves cornice with inverted bell rainwater head towards right end. Yorkshire Insurance firemark between second floor windows.

INTERIOR: staircase with close string, bulbous balusters, square newels with attached half balusters and heavy moulded handrail. Timber-frame substantially intact, with braced posts, exposed studded walls on first and second floors, and blocked windows in second floor and attic cross walls. Roof is of braced raked queen strut trusses with collared rafters and purlin braces.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 207).
Listing NGR: SE6032251926

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

(400) House, No. 7, now a shop, was built probably in the early 16th century as a three-storey timber-framed building, two bays long, parallel to the street. In the 18th century the jettied upper floors were cut back and a new front wall was built of brick, with sash windows. At the back, the main posts rise the full height of the building and have upward braces to the wall-plate and tie-beams. The collar-rafter roof has sidepurlins supported by raking struts. In the S.W. corner is a late 17th-century staircase with close strings, square newels and bulbous balusters. At the rear is a 19th-century addition, also three-storeyed. By 1804 it was known as the Punch Bowl p.h. (YCA, E96, ff. 30v-32).

City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 207

NMR Information

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

BF061094 7 ST SAMPSON'S SQUARE, 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 29 2020 4:28PM


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