Building record MYO1681 - Barley Hall

Summary

Probably a prebendal hospice, later house. Probably 13th century originally, with a 15th century hall; alterations of mid-15th century, c1600 and the early 19th century; restored and partly reconstructed c1990. Timber-framed, and brick with pantile and plain tile roofs. Plan: long range of medieval lodgings to north-east with a late medieval hall house added at south-west, when first range was adapted to form solar and private apartments to important town house. Exterior: north-east range: now largely reconstructed re-using original timbers where possible. Exterior completely rebuilt.

Location

Grid reference SE 6029 5203 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Type and Period (9)

Full Description

Formerly known as: Building on SE side, 30 yds SE of Stonegate COFFEE YARD. Probably Prebendal Hospice, later house. Probably C13 originally, with C15 hall; alterations of mid C15, c1600, early C19; restored and partly reconstructed c1990. Timber-framed, and brick with pantile and plain tile roofs.

PLAN: long range of medieval lodgings to north-east with a late medieval hall house added at south-west, when first range was adapted to form solar and private apartments to important town house.

EXTERIOR: north-east range: now largely reconstructed re-using original timbers where possible. Exterior completely rebuilt.

INTERIOR: retains a mutilated C17 brick stack and stairwell with early C19 staircase. South-east hall range: 2-bay 2-storey open hall, reconstructed with original south-east wall and roof truss: central hall truss re-used. Passage, now a thoroughfare, retains restored original framing including ogee-arched entrance and blocked service doorway with 4-centred head, both in chamfered openings. Exterior to south-west completely rebuilt. Extension of c1600 to south-east survives largely intact. Exterior south-east wall brick with various later openings, including 2-leaf lifting door above passage, and first floor 3-light window with rendered brick mullions. Interior has brick chimney stack with two Tudor-arched fireplaces. Restoration carried out c1990 by the York Archaeological Trust, when much of the building was taken down and a complete restoration of the medieval and late medieval fabric carried out. Most of the timber-framing in the north-east range was replaced.

(Michelmore D and Wright R: The Coffee Yard Project: 1985-; City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 232). Listing NGR: SE6029252030

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

NMR Information:

Related event: (UID 613515) INVESTIGATION BY RCHME/EH ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Architectural Survey 14-NOV-1995 - 14-NOV-1995


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

YAT, 1987-88, INTERIM 12, 12/2 p8 (Serial). SYO39.

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

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Digital archive: NMR. 2019. NMR data.
  • --- Serial: YAT. 1987-88. INTERIM 12. 12/2 p8.
  • --- Monograph: RCHME. 1981. City of York Volume V: The Central Area.

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Sep 9 2021 3:44PM

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