Building record MYO1925 - THE COTTAGE

Summary

Graffitti on inscribed on window pane to first floor fourth bay is of particular historical and social interest: 'A. Hedley frigged a Turkey Goldsmith N Castle The charming Miss Crooks Newcastle 1781 A good shag.' If the OED allowed window graffiti as etymological evidence for a word it would push the dating of ‘shag’ as a noun back 150 years. No photo in HER of this inscription.

Location

Grid reference SE 5961 4769 (point)
Map sheet SE54NE
Civil Parish Bishopthorpe, City of York, North Yorkshire

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Full Description

2 houses, now single dwelling. Early C18 with later C18 additions, C19 wing to rear and C20 additions. Colourwashed brick with pantile roof. 2 storeys, 4 hays, that to right is early C18 with lower placed window and roof line heightened to match latter C18 block. Entrance in second bay under C20 porch. To left a tripartite bow window with central 12-pane sash bars and 8-pane sashes to sides. To right, sash with glazing bars and Yorkshire sash with glazing bars. First floor: 16-pane sash, 30-pane sash in flush wood architrave, 16-pane sash, Yorkshire sash with glazing bars. Stone cills throughout, wedge lintels to 2 right-hand ground floor windows and right first floor window. Ridge and end stack. Interior: inscribed on window pane to first floor fourth bay: 'A. Hedley frigged a Turkey Goldsmith N Castle The charming Miss Crooks Newcastle 1781 A good shag.' Included partly for group value.
Listing NGR: SE5962047694

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

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Record last edited

Jul 6 2015 10:19AM

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