Building record MYO1123 - 40 Monkgate

Summary

House built in the second quarter of the 18th century with alterations in the 19th century.

Location

Grid reference SE 6071 5235 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Type and Period (4)

Full Description

House, now office. Early C18 with alterations of c1800. Brick in Flemish bond with red brick to each side of facade and to window surrounds. Slate roof.

EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and 2 bays. Facade has 2 string courses, and a timber cornice gutter carried on paired brackets. The windows are sashed with glazing bars and segmental arched heads. To the left of the ground-floor window there is a Tuscan pilaster doorcase with medallions over the caps and with a fanlight within an open dentilled pediment. The door has 6 raised and fielded panels. Chimneys at right and behind ridge. INTERIOR: RCHM records original open string staircase with turned balusters with square knops.

(An Inventory of the Historical Monuments of the City of York: RCHME: Outside the City Walls East of the Ouse: HMSO: 1975-: 90).
Listing NGR: SE6072152361

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

No. 40, stands on the site of one of the three houses owned by Benjamin West and was in the same ownership as No. 38 throughout most of the 18th century. The present house(qv No. 38) appears to be of the second quarter of the 18th century but the present timber door-case to the entrance is of c. 1800 and the eaves cornice is of the 19th century.

The house, of three storeys, is undistinguished on plan; it has single front and back rooms with the staircase placed transversely between them and a small projecting wing containing a wash-house etc. at the back. The front is of mottled brown brick with red dressings; the first-floor windows have been lengthened. Inside, the staircase has open strings and turned balusters with square knops.

An Inventory of the Historical Monuments of the City of York: RCHME: Outside the City Walls East of the Ouse: HMSO: 1975-: 90. Monument 279

The space between No. 40 and No. 38 was originally a carriageway to the rear of the properties but at a later date the ground floor formed an extension of No. 40, with the flying freehold above being part of No. 38. The house is of three storeys of mottled brown brick with red dressings. It has single front and back rooms with the staircase placed transversely between them and a small projecting wing at the back. The staircase has open strings and turned balusters with square knops and the first floor windows have been lengthened. The Trust purchased this property on 25 July 2005 in order to protect the flying freehold of No. 38. The property has been sympathetically converted into a one bedroom ground floor flat, and a two bedroom first and second floor flat.

Information derived from The York Conservation Trust

NMR Information

List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. District of York, 14-MAR-1997

BF060875 40 MONKGATE, YORK File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued.


NMR, NMR data (Unpublished document). SYO2214.

RCHME, 1975, RCHME Volume 4, Outside the City Walls East of the Ouse (Monograph). SYO2424.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: NMR. NMR data.
  • --- Monograph: RCHME. 1975. RCHME Volume 4, Outside the City Walls East of the Ouse.

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Nov 10 2020 4:11PM

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