Building record MYO1641 - 24 Coney St


A timber-framed house, now shop. Built c1600, possibly incorporating remains of an earlier structure; remodelled in the mid-18th century; 19th and 20th century alterations. Exterior: 3-storey, 2-window front with jettied first floor.


Grid reference SE 6021 5184 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

Monitoring and light recording by On Site Archaeology took place in 2023. See report for details.

House, now shop. c1600, possibly incorporating remains of earlier structure; remodelled mid C18; C19 and C20 alterations. Timber-framed, plastered and whitewashed, with dentil and modillion cornice; pantile roof, hipped at front, with brick stack.

EXTERIOR: 3-storey, 2-window front with jettied first floor. Shopfront with glazed door, plate glass window, and plain door at left end, beneath frieze and broad moulded cornice on shaped brackets. 16-pane sash windows on first floor, 12-pane sashes on second floor, all with painted sills. Rear: some exposed timber-framing, underbuilt in brick.

INTERIOR: not inspected.
(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 122). Listing NGR: SE6021451841

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

House, No. 24, was built c. 1600, possibly incorporating parts of an earlier structure. It was a timber-framed house of three storeys, jettied on the street front, some 17 ft. wide and 42 ft. deep, giving two good rooms one behind the other on each floor. In the mid 18th century the front of the second floor was set back to eliminate the upper jetty and to enable the first floor to be heightened at the expense of the second. The front rooms were curtailed by the insertion of a staircase. The front gable was cut back to a hip and the back part was re-roofed at a lower level, reducing its three storeys to two and semi-attics.

The front elevation is jettied above a modern shop front; the wall above is plastered, with 19th-century windows on the first floor and 18th-century windows above; the hipped roof rises behind a moulded block cornice with dentils, of late 18th-century date. At the back some original timber framing is exposed, under-built in brick. Inside, the front room has been enlarged to its original depth by the removal of the 18th-century staircase at this level. The latter has been reconstructed with 19th-century newels in the back part of the house. An encroachment has been made on the N. corner of the room to provide stairs for No. 22 next door. The ceiling beam support ing the first floor is cased but in the back room the ceiling beam is exposed and moulded. A cellar below is in part original but was enlarged towards the street in the 19th century. On the first floor in the front room the fireplace has an 18th-century surround. The 18th-century staircase has no newels, open strings and turned balusters with umbrella knops. On the second floor the front part of the house has a decorated plaster ceiling of the early 17th century, with roses and fleurs-de-lys in a pattern of quatrefoils and lozenges; the ceiling is cut short at the front where the wall has been set back to eliminate the jetty.

Demolition of buildings behind No. 24 revealed a roof truss of late 13th or early 14th-century date, incorporated in later rebuilding. It had a flat tie-beam, common rafters, long passing braces, raking struts and a collar with tall unjowled crown-post, all, except for the larger tie-beam, of uniform scantling.

An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in City of York, Volume 5, Central. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1981.

2022 inspection:
2nd floor 17th century ceiling inspected. Ceiling is of lath and lime plaster with cove detail. The plaster layer was described as very thin. The upperside of the ceiling has had hessian and gypsum plaster applied in the past to secure it. This has now failed. The purpose of the investigation was to establish whether this hessian and plaster coating could be removed without causing any damage to the original plaster. Images of ceiling and plaster contained within Preliminary Inspection document (Hirst Conservation 2022) attached to this record.

Interior includes number of historic features including an ornate second floor ceiling. Ground and first floors have been much altered in 20th century. Building plans available in Heritage Statement attached to this record.

NMR Information:

Demolition in 1960 behind 24 Coney Street uncovered a roof truss of late 13th-early 14th century date fossilised in later rebuildings.

613515 Architectural Survey Investigation by RCHME/EH Architectural Survey
BF060505 24 CONEY STREET, 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.

On-Site Archaeology, 2023, 24 Coney St (Unpublished document). SYO2996.

On Site Archaeology, 2023, 24 Coney St (Unpublished document). SYO3034.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • --- Digital archive: NMR. 2019. NMR data.
  • --- Unpublished document: On-Site Archaeology. 2023. 24 Coney St.
  • --- Unpublished document: On Site Archaeology. 2023. 24 Coney St.
  • --- Monograph: RCHME. 1981. City of York Volume V: The Central Area.

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Record last edited

Sep 13 2023 11:22AM


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