Building record MYO1846 - 25 Blake Street

Summary

Two houses, now shop, offices and maisonette. Both houses late 18th century; house fronting Blake Street 1785 with late 19th century alterations and shopfront; house fronting Stonegate altered in the early 19th century, with mid-19th century shopfront; both altered further and combined to form single shop in the 20th century. Exterior: Blake Street front: 4 storeys and basement; 5-bays. Stonegate house: 3 storeys and attic; 2-window front.

Location

Grid reference SE 6017 5198 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Full Description

Two houses, now shop, offices and maisonette. Both houses late C18; house fronting Blake Street 1785 with late C19 alterations and shopfront; house fronting Stonegate altered in early C19, with mid C19 shopfront; both altered further and combined to form single shop in C20.

MATERIALS: Blake Street house of red-brown brick in Flemish bond; timber shopfront and eaves cornice; slate hipped roof with brick stacks. Stonegate house orange-brown brick in Flemish bond with orange brick dressings; roof obscured by parapet with stone coping.

EXTERIOR: Blake Street front: 4 storeys and basement; 5-bays. Shopfront framed in panelled pilasters with imposts and carved consoles at the head; moulded and dentilled cornice between carved segment-headed terminal blocks above. Glazed shop doors with brass fittings at corner, behind cast-iron arcade of 2 round arches on squat columns with foliate capitals and tall pedestals, and spandrels decorated with shell and foliage motifs; shop entablature continues over with paired consoles at corner. Other doors are of 4 raised and fielded panels with overlights: shop windows are plate glass, of 2 lights with transoms and roller blinds.

Cellar openings beneath have ornate cast-iron grilles. Windows on first floor are 2-light casements, on second floor 1-pane sashes, on third floor squat 4-pane sashes: all have flat arches of gauged brick and those on second and third floors painted stone sills. Dentilled and modillioned eaves cornice. 1-bay right return to Stonegate repeats main front openings with 1-light shop window. Stonegate house: 3 storeys and attic; 2-window front. Shopfront framed in plain pilasters with imposts beneath dentilled cornice on grooved brackets: to left, blocked shop door; plate glass window with colonnette mullions, over moulded panel riser broken by ornate cast-iron grilles to cellar openings. On first floor, windows are shallow tripartite bow with fluted frieze and slight cornice to left, segment-arched tripartite sash to right; second floor windows are 12-pane sashes with cambered heads and gauged brick arches. Altered attic extended to left as parapet has lunette window with squat 6-pane sash and semicircular arch of gauged brick. All upper floor windows have painted stone sills.

INTERIOR: has steep winder stair with open strings, shaped treadends, stick balusters and serpentine handrail. RCHM record top lit staircase with turned balusters in Stonegate
house.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 110).
Listing NGR: SE6017451999

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

Shop, No. 25, stands at the corner of Blake Street and Stonegate, and consists of two originally separate houses, both of late 18th-century date. That which is properly No. 25 was built in 1785 by Francis Consitt, engraver (YCA, BE), and is of four storeys and basement, with an elevation five bays wide to Blake Street and a short end wall, one bay wide, towards Stonegate. It is built of red brick in Flemish bond and has a slate-covered hipped roof. A drawing by J. C. Buckler of 1814 (BM, MS 36396, f. 114) shows shallow bow windows on the ground floor, which were replaced in the late 19th century by the existing shop front. Inside, it is unusually narrow, especially at the N. end, where it is only about 6 ft. deep from front to back. There are two rooms on each floor, flanking the staircase which appears to be a 19th-century replacement. Windows have moulded architraves,

The other house, of three storeys and attic, is probably a little earlier in date and faces Stonegate, though it is no longer numbered in that street. The front elevation, of common brick with red dressings, has two tripartite windows on the first floor; one of these is a shallow bow and the other has a segmental arched head, as have the three second-floor windows. The attic has a single 'thermae' window set in a wide gable, which has been built up on the left side level with the adjoining house. The house is roughly square on plan. The ground floor has been gutted; the upper floors each had originally four rooms, which have been largely stripped of their fittings. A top-lit staircase has close strings and very simple turned balusters.

Monument 76; City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 110

NMR Information

613515 Architectural Survey Investigation by RCHME/EH Architectural Survey

BF060366 25 BLAKE STREET, 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 19 2020 9:35AM

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