Building record MYO1182 - The Falcon Inn - 94-96 Micklegate


House and public house, now public house and shop. c1842 with later alteration.


Grid reference SE 5984 5159 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

House and public house, now public house and shop. c1842 with later alteration. Painted brick, with painted stone plinth to No.94; timber cornice with minimal modillions to slate roof, with two brick stacks.

EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attics; 3-window front. No.94 has 6-panel door and divided overlight in plain doorcase with eared architrave and moulded cornice hood on scroll consoles. To right, wide 3-light window beneath plain fascia board. On first floor inserted square bay window with 4-pane centre sash and moulded cornice breaks painted stone sill band. No.96 has shopfront with cornice on carved brackets, replacement plate glass window and glazed door. On first floor two 12-pane sashes with slender glazing bars, each with painted stone sill band and recessed panel below. On second floor, both houses have 12-pane sashes with painted stone sills; unequal 9-pane sashes to attic. First and second floor windows except inserted bay have cambered heads and flat arches, those on second floor partly masked by prominent cornice on grooved brackets. To right of bay window is a gilded carving of a Falcon, said to survive from a previous inn of the same name on the site.

INTERIORS: not inspected. In No.94, traditional dram shop arrangement with through passage and servery said to survive intact. No.96 winder staircase visible through shop window, with open strings, shaped treadends, slender turned balusters and moulded handrail wreathed at foot around turned newel. (City of York: RCHME: South-west of the Ouse: HMSO: 1972-: 88).
Listing NGR: SE5984251594

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

The Falcon Inn, No. 94, was one of the two great hostelries of Micklegate (Drake, 280), and its site included the present No. 96. The inn was ruined by the coming of the railway to York and the site was redeveloped in 1842–3, when the rates first show the present division into two houses (Borthwick Inst., Rate Books of Holy Trinity, Micklegate).

No part of the ancient buildings survives, but the carved sign of the Falcon is attached to the present front. It is probably of the late 18th or early 19th century.

Derived from RCHME - 'Secular Buildings: Micklegate', in An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in City of York, Volume 3, South west (London, 1972), pp. 68-96.

NMR Information

NMR Record 1 and 2 same information
613515 Architectural Survey Investigation by RCHME/EH Architectural Survey

1091577 Watching Brief THE FALCON INN, 94 MICKLEGATE Evans D. 1996. Report on an Archaeological Watching Brief at the Falcon Public House, 94 Micklegate, York/ YORYM: 1996.3.

BF060831 THE FALCON HOTEL, YORK File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued.

RCHME, 1972, RCHME City of York Volume III South-west of the Ouse (Monograph). SYO64.

YAT, 2016, Falcon Tap Inn DBA (Unpublished document). SYO1875.

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

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Unpublished document: YAT. 2016. Falcon Tap Inn DBA.
  • --- Digital archive: NMR. 2019. NMR data.
  • --- Monograph: RCHME. 1972. RCHME City of York Volume III South-west of the Ouse.

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Record last edited

Jan 11 2022 2:05PM


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