Building record MYO1043 - 16-20 Ogleforth


Numbers 16-20 Ogleforth, a 16th century, two-storey range, of houses. The range is brick built with timber framing. The houses were altered in the 18th century and stables were added. The houses were converted into flats in between 1960 and 1964, at the same time the stables were converted into garages.


Grid reference Centred SE 6045 5225 (18m by 18m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

Formerly known as: No.6 and the adjacent stables OGLEFORTH. Includes: No.5 CHAPTER HOUSE STREET. Garages with flats above. C16; rebuilt in C18. Timber-framed, encased in orange-brown brick in random bond, on brick plinth; first floor rendered and whitewashed; pantile roof with brick coping, kneelers and stacks.

EXTERIOR: 2-storey 6-window front, with jettied first floor. At right end, 6-panel door with paired 12-pane sash windows to left: remaining ground floor bays filled by garage doors. On first floor windows are 6-pane sashes recessed in timber surrounds. Right return: 2 storeys and attic; 2-window gable wall. Ground and first floor windows to left are 12-pane sashes, to right, 4-pane sashes, all with painted sills. Window arches are segmental, those on ground floor renewed. In attic, one 1-light and one 2-light window.

INTERIOR: not inspected.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 173). Listing NGR: SE6044852258

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

Nos. 16–20 (even), a two-storeyed timber-framed building, now of five bays but originally extending further S.E., was built in the 16th century; the lack of any evidence for partitions suggests that its original purpose was not domestic. In the 18th century the external walls were rebuilt in brick, except for the jettied upper storey on the N.E. side. The N.W. end was made into two cottages, one surviving as No. 5 Chapter House Street. The rest has been modernised by the National Trust to form garages with a flat above.

The framing of the jettied front, visible inside, consists of widely-spaced studs between posts braced from the sill-plate. Surviving posts at the back show that there was no jetty on that side. The roof trusses have slightly cambered tie-beams and side-purlins supported by braced struts with curved braces rising from the struts to the purlins.

Monument 299. City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 173

NMR Information

BF060954 16-20 OGLEFORTH, YORK File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued.

RCHME, 1981, City of York Volume V: The Central Area (Monograph). SYO65.

NMR, 2019, NMR data (Digital archive). SYO2214.

Rydale Archaeology Service Ltd, 2023, 20 Ogleforth (Unpublished document). SYO2980.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Digital archive: NMR. 2019. NMR data.
  • --- Unpublished document: Rydale Archaeology Service Ltd. 2023. 20 Ogleforth.
  • --- Monograph: RCHME. 1981. City of York Volume V: The Central Area.

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Record last edited

Apr 21 2023 3:07PM


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