EYO6858 - 32 Coppergate




Location 32 Coppergate
Grid reference SE 6044 5172 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire



York Archaeological Trust





Superficial works to improve and repair the external fa├žade of the property. The timber frame of the first-floor jetty, along with later alterations, were exposed during the removal of the modern render. Duttons for Buttons inhabits 32 Coppergate which was originally a larger 15th century timber framed building, which also comprised 28 and 30 Coppergate. The property is Grade II* Listed and sits within an area of archaeological and historical significance. The building at 28 and 30 Coppergate features a shallow first-floor jetty and a second-floor jetty. At 32 Coppergate the first-floor has a deep jetty the depth of the second-floor jetty which is either a later extension or original porch feature. The exposed timbers were primarily from the first-floor jetty and included the bressummer. Two phases of lath-and-plaster wall render were also identified as well as the original plaster and brick infill and the later modern cement render. On the ground floor a timber post and post past were exposed to the left of the shop frontage. The post supported a first-floor beam and had been repaired with the addition of smaller timber planks and posts. In general, there was deterioration in a number of the timbers, particularly from woodworm. This was most visible in the ground floor timbers where the original post had rotted away nearly entirely at its base.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: York Archaeological Trust. 2019. 32 Coppergate.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • 28, 30, 32 Coppergate (Building)

Record last edited

Feb 11 2020 8:43AM


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