Monument record MYO4821 - 26 North Street


A late 18th century house demolished 1966


Grid reference Centred SE 6010 5173 (0m by 1m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

No. 26, was presumably designed by Peter Atkinson senior (1725–1805), as he bought the site for £150 in 1776 and later occupied the present building (YCA, E.94, f. 182; E.97, f. 137). In the present century the ground floor was structurally altered to make a through carriageway; steel girders support the upper floors which comprise front and back rooms with a staircase between them.

The front, in Flemish-bonded red bricks of high quality, has gauged brick arches to all windows. At ground floor only the angles remain, the carriage opening occupying most of the frontage. At first floor are two sash windows with flush moulded frames and a stone band at sill level, now flush but probably originally projecting. The second floor has two almost square sash windows. Above is a wooden cornice with shallow modillions and dentilling, returned at both ends.

On the first floor is a very good late 18th-century fireplace surround in Adam style, with carved pine applied decoration, of honeysuckle motifs, to the frieze. The marble slip remains in situ, but the surrounding wooden moulding is badly damaged and the firegrate has been removed. Both rooms retain their cornice and skirting. The Staircase, in poor condition, has slender turned balusters and a slender mahogany veneered handrail. Over the stair well was originally a large glazed rectangular fanlight above a coved ceiling, now blocked. Demolished 1966

An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in City of York, Volume 3, South west. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1972. Monument 103.

NMR Information

BF060940 26 NORTH STREET, YORK File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued.

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.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Feb 14 2020 5:04PM


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