Building record MYO918 - The Three Cranes Public House, 11 St Sampsons Square


Public house built in the mid 18th century and altered in the late 19th century. The building was refurbished in 1933.


Grid reference SE 6035 5192 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Public house. Mid C18 with late C19 alteration; refurbished 1933. Ground floor of timber and glazed tiles, upper floors rough cast and colour washed with painted chamfered quoins and moulded eaves frieze; rear wing of orange-black brick of indeterminate bond; rebuilt brick stack to Westmorland slate roof.

PLAN: central-entry with rear wing.

EXTERIOR: 3-storey, 2-window front. Inn front on ground floor framed in timber pilasters beneath narrow frieze and cornice. Passage arch at left end, and panelled door in centre, between 3-light segment-headed windows with moulded sills. Upper floor windows are 4-pane sashes in raised architraves with moulded sills. Between first floor windows is glazed tile panel depicting the Three Cranes, in moulded surround with semicircular head. Rear wing: most openings altered, but one 16-pane sash with moulded sill survives.

INTERIOR: not inspected.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 207). Listing NGR: SE6035851922

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

(401) Three Cranes, p.h., No. 11, of three storeys, was built probably in the 18th century, but has been drastically altered. The back wall of the extension along Three Cranes Passage was rebuilt in the 19th century.

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

BF061095 THE THREE CRANES PUBLIC HOUSE, 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 29 2020 6:13PM


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