SE6052SW BLAKE STREET 1112-1/27/44 (North East side) 19/08/71 Nos.15-21 (Odd) including Nos.19A and 21A and outbuildings attached at rear (Formerly Listed as: BLAKE STREET Nos 15, 17, 19A, 19, 21A, 23 and 25)
Formerly known as: Nos.15-25 and premises adjoining on corner of Southgate BLAKE STREET. Row of three houses and outbuildings attached at rear; now shops and business premises. Houses dated 1773 on rainwater heads; C19 and C20 alterations and shopfronts. Outbuilding dated 1766 on rainwater head, later partly incorporated into shop at Nos 19, 19A and 21. For Thomas Haxby, musical instrument maker. MATERIALS: houses of orange-brown brick in Flemish bond, No.21A painted; original timber doorcase to No.17; timber cornice and brick stacks to hipped slate roof in two ranges parallel to street. Outbuildings of orange-brown brick in Flemish bond, part rendered; slate and plain tile roofs. EXTERIOR: 4 storey, 6-bay front. Doorcase to No.17 has plain pilasters with imposts, frieze and cornice on beaded consoles: 6 fielded panel door in round-arched architrave with fluted impost band: frieze and spandrels enriched with festooned paterae. Windows are of various types, some casements, some 1-pane sashes, some 4-pane sashes: on third floor, squat 4- or 6-pane sashes. First floor windows have sill band, others painted sills; all have flat arches of gauged brick. Inverted bell rainwater head, dated and initialled TH, at each end of modillion cornice. Outbuildings 2 storeys and 3 storeys. 2-storey part has 6-panel door within passage linking it with No.15; outside doorways closed by boarded doors: on first floor, board lifting door to left, to right 20-pane fixed light window. Pyramidal roof has two roof lights. 3-storey part incorporated into No.21 has 2- and 3-light casement windows with transoms. Raised bands to first and second floors carried over at first floor from 2-course brick band on lower building. To right of eaves, inverted bell rainwater head dated 1766, initialled TH. INTERIOR: not inspected. RCHM records original staircases, from first-floor upwards, with turned balusters with square knops, and square newels above, all with moulded handrails. Various original 6-panel doors and simple fireplaces. (City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 109; York Historian: Haxby D and Malden J: Thomas Haxby of York (1729-1796): York: 1978-: 43-55).
Listing NGR: SE6017452010