Building record MYO1826 - 21 and 23 Bootham

Summary

House, now restaurant and shop. A late 17th century house with earlier origins and an 18th century extension, 19th century alteration; largely rebuilt and extended 1992-93. Exterior: 2 storeys and attics; 5-window front.

Location

Grid reference SE 6007 5229 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Type and Period (4)

Full Description

House, now restaurant and shop. Late C17 house with earlier origins and C18 extension, C19 alteration; largely rebuilt and extended 1992-93. Front of re-used brick, rear of orange-brown brick in random bond; pantile roofs with stone copings at front, brick copings at rear; brick stacks.

EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attics; 5-window front. Central 4-panel door with divided overlight in moulded surround with decorative keyblock: flanking shop windows are of 3 lights with colonnette mullions over panelled risers and with prominent cornices on brackets. On first floor windows are 4-pane sashes with painted sills and keyblocks like that over door. Moulded cornice beneath plain parapet with ornate rainwater goods at each end. 3 dormers have small-pane windows. Rear: 2 storeys and gabled attics; 2 bays, right one taller. Ground floor openings obscured by yard wall and later extension. On first floor, left bay has 2 renewed windows beneath flat arches, to attic paired 4-pane sashes beneath shared cambered lintel. Right bay has 12-pane sash windows on both upper floors, both with flat arches.

INTERIOR: C16 moulded plaster ceiling and wall paintings survive in two front rooms on the first floor. These are said to be of good quality and technique and nationally comparatively rare. Nothing comparable survives in York.

(An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York: RCHME: Outside the City Walls East of the Ouse: HMSO London: 1975-: 55; English Heritage letter to York City Council: 1993-). Listing NGR: SE6008152296

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

Houses, Nos. 21, 23, were built in the late 17th century as a single dwelling on an L-shaped plan. In the 18th century the re-entrant angle was filled in. In the 19th century the ground floor was converted to shops, the upper windows enlarged and the front stuccoed. The building is of two storeys with attics. The original central entrance remains, with moulded surround and key-block. There are five windows to the first floor with similar key-blocks to the heads, fitted with 19th-century sashes. The gabled back wing also has windows refitted with hung sashes. Inside there is a fine staircase with close strings, heavy turned balusters and square newels. One of the front rooms on the first floor has the plaster on the walls painted with a diaper pattern in pale blue and black, probably original; it was preserved under late wallpaper but has now been exposed.

An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York: RCHME: Outside the City Walls East of the Ouse: HMSO London: 1975-: 55, Monument

NMR Information

613515 Architectural Survey Investigation by RCHME/EH Architectural Survey

BF060384 21-23 BOOTHAM, 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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May 4 2020 5:53PM

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