Building record MYO998 - 10 Pavement
|Grid reference||SE 6049 5175 (point)|
|Civil Parish||York, City of York, North Yorkshire|
Type and Period (3)
House with shop, now restaurant. c1870, altered c1980. Orange brick in Flemish bond with cast-iron shopfront; timber eaves cornice beneath plain parapet with stone coping; brick stacks to hipped slate roof. EXTERIOR: 4-storey 3-window front. Arcaded shopfront of segmental arches on fluted Composite columns, with rinceaux in spandrels, beneath plain fascia and minimal dentil cornice on moulded brackets: replacement door and windows. First and second floor windows are segment-headed 1-pane sashes beneath segmental arches of gauged brick and vestigial hood- mouldings: those on second floor have painted moulded sills on block brackets, extended to form moulded sill band. On third floor windows are square-headed 1-pane sashes above moulded second floor cornice, with flat arches breaking into frieze below massive moulded eaves cornice on grouped console brackets. INTERIOR: not inspected. HISTORICAL NOTE: from 1822 to c1980 the site was occupied by Rowntree's grocery shop: in 1836, Joseph Rowntree was born in an earlier building on the site, in which he lived until 1845 and worked until 1869. (Vernon A: A Quaker Business Man: the Life of Joseph Rowntree, 1836-1925: York: 1982-).
Listing NGR: SE6049551750
Derived from English Heritage LB download dated: 22/08/2005
The current building is therefore credited to John Stephenson Rowntree whom rebuilt the property in c1870, subsequently the building traded as a grocery shop up until around 1967. Since then a string of restaurateur’s have occupied the building, these include Acropolis restaurant in 1968, Corinthia restaurant in 1982, Acropolis restaurant again in 1985 before Pizza Huts occupation from 1987.
One of the buildings many charms is a sweeping stone staircase with ornate metal balustrades and timber handrail leading from the first floor landing up to the third floor level. This feature staircase once provided private access to the residential accommodation above the shop floor, and now
serves as a communal staircase for the private apartments.
Other period features include a fine cast-iron range in one of the central rooms at first floor.
2017, 10 Pavement HER ST (Unpublished document). SYO2018.
- --- SYO2018 Unpublished document: 2017. 10 Pavement HER ST.
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Record last edited
Dec 19 2019 1:16PM