Building record MYO4791 - 21-22 Skeldergate


21-2 Skeldergate. A house built circa 1740. Now used by the Sea Cadets.


Grid reference Centred SE 6020 5151 (21m by 18m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Nos. 21, 22, were built as a pair in c. 1740. In the late 19th century, the whole of the ground floor of No. 21 was removed to make a carriageway through to commercial premises behind. It is doubtful whether any window in either house retains its original frame and glazing, and three original window openings on the first floor of the Skeldergate front of No. 21 have been blocked.

The front to Skeldergate, of two storeys and six bays in width, has been greatly altered. The back elevation towards the river, of three storeys and in good quality Flemish-bonded brickwork, has a band at first-floor level and a secondary band at the level of the sills of the first-floor windows. The entrance has a semicircular head, and the window beside it a segmental head. To the first floor are three windows with flat arches of fine rubbed brick, four courses deep, with saw cuts simulating joints. To the second floor are three smaller sash windows with flat arches of rubbed brick, three courses deep.

Inside No. 22, the Staircase has a moulded closed string, turned balusters of uniform height with square knops, and rectangular newels; on the landings the newel posts are rather narrow but extend across the handrails of both flights (1¾ in. by 5¼ in.); at the top of each flight, the upper moulding of the handrail is swept up to the newel. Exposed in the attics is the front principal and collar of a collar-beam roof truss supporting two purlins.

An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in City of York, Volume 3, South west. (Monument 111)

NMR Information
BF061141 21-22 SKELDERGATE, YORK File of material relating to a site or building

RCHME, 1972, RCHME City of York Volume III South-west of the Ouse (Monograph). SYO64.

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

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Digital archive: NMR. 2019. NMR data.
  • --- Monograph: RCHME. 1972. RCHME City of York Volume III South-west of the Ouse.

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Record last edited

Feb 4 2020 9:57AM


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