SE6052SW MINSTER YARD 1112-1/27/708 (North side) 14/06/54 No.5 and attached front garden railings
House, originally part of a longer range of tenements; attached front garden railings. Early C19, incorporating part range c1300, possibly C15 range, and c1600 wing; later C19 alteration. All parts timber-framed; entrance front of render incised to resemble panelling; street front part coursed limestone, part buff-orange brick in Flemish bond. Tile and pantile roofs with brick stacks. EXTERIOR: entrance front: 2 storeys; 3 gabled bays, left bay angled, right bay has attic. Right bay contains door of moulded geometric panelling beneath canopy hood, with 12-pane sash window to right: first floor window is 16-pane sash, attic window 2-light casement with square lattice glazing. Middle bay has small window with decorative glazing on ground floor, 16-pane sash on first floor. Left bay has 16-pane sashes on both floors. All windows have painted stone sills. Raised first floor string course. Rainwater goods on fleurs-de-lys clamps have moulded hoppers enriched with winged cherubs at roof valleys. Street front: 2-storey bay to left; 3-storey 1-window bay to right. 2-storey bay has square oriel window on first floor with St Peter's keys and date 1891 carved beneath, and small window to right. 3-storey part has 6-panel passage door to right of paired 4-pane sash windows; one 4-pane sash on first floor, and on second floor, 2x4-pane Yorkshire sash. Remainder of range incorporated into No.2 College Street (qv). INTERIOR: fragments of timber-framing survive throughout the house. Entrance hall: re-arranged staircase, rising around open well to first floor, has moulded close string, bulbous balusters, square newels with attached half balusters and flat handrail. Wing to left has exposed heavy scantling ceiling joists on ground floor; first floor room retains dado panelling and bolection-moulded fireplace. Wing to right has rooms on ground and first floors lined with square panelling incorporating panelled chimneypiece on ground floor. Brick chimney hood survives. In attic room part of passing-brace roof truss visible. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: garden railings are square in section, standards turned with urn finials, gate posts have bell finials. (City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: LXVIII; 162).
Listing NGR: SE6041952204