Building record MYO1841 - 11 Blake Street

Summary

House, now offices. Mid C18, with late C19 alteration and shopfront, altered in C20.

Location

Grid reference SE 6016 5201 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Full Description

House, now offices. Mid C18, with late C19 alteration and shopfront, altered in C20. MATERIALS: orange-brown brick in Flemish bond with red brick dressings and timber guttering; 3-light attic window in gabled dormer with bargeboards and finial; main roof of slate with brick stack, pantile roof to wing.

EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attic; 2-window front. Glazed door to right of plate glass shop window framed in plain pilasters with imposts and cornice on elongated grooved brackets. First and second floor windows are 12-pane sashes, squat on second floor, all in brick quoined openings with painted stone sills and flat arches of gauged brick. 5-course raised brick band at second floor. Guttering has fluted bowl rainwater head at right end. Rear: 3-storey gable end with attic and 3-storey closet wing; largely obscured by later buildings. Attic window is squat 6-pane sash; other windows have segmental brick arches.

INTERIOR: not inspected. RCHM records original staircase with turned balusters with square knops and moulded handrail.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 109).
Listing NGR: SE6016852019

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

House, No. 11, of two bays and three storeys with cellars and attics, was built c. 1750. It is similar in plan and elevational treatment to No. 13 to S. but is of a different build. The ground floor has been refitted in modern times.

The front elevation, of mottled brick laid in Flemish bond with red brick dressings, has a plat-band at second-floor level. The ground floor is filled by a modern shop front and the first-floor windows have been widened; the second-floor windows retain the original form. There was originally a deep cornice at the eaves but this has been removed. A 19th-century dormer lights the attics. The rear elevation has a closet wing at the N. end and is gabled, with an attic window within the gable. The original window openings, where they remain, have segmental arches of headers with recessed tympana.

Inside, an entrance passage at the S. end leads through to a yard at the rear and gives access to a room at the front, a staircase rising parallel to the street and a room at the back. An original fenestrated closet wing rises the full height of the house and is entered from the back room on each floor, including the attic floor. The principal room, that on the front at first floor, is fully panelled and has bold ovolo-moulded surrounds to door and fireplace enriched with large shells and stylised foliage, and a pilastered overmantel. In the room behind, the fireplace has a pilastered surround and is enriched with C-scrolls, foliage, flowers and shells. The staircase has an open string up to second floor and a close string above; its balusters do not have the usual bulb or urn-shaped feature below the square knop.

Monument 72; City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 109

NMR Information

613515 Architectural Survey Investigation by RCHME/EH Architectural Survey

BF061941 11 BLAKE STREET, YORK File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued.

BF060361 LEEDS AND HOLBECK BUILDING SOCIETY, 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, 1981, City of York Volume V: The Central Area (Monograph). SYO65.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: NMR. NMR data.
  • --- Monograph: RCHME. 1981. City of York Volume V: The Central Area.

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Jun 17 2020 8:03PM

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