Monument record MYO4978 - 36 Aldwark


Originally built as a tannery in c.1840. A two storey timber super-structure, used for skin processing, used to stand on the three-storey brick building. It was later used as an electrician's shop and was demolished in the mid-1970s.


Grid reference SE 6063 5205 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Former Tannery, No. 36, built for Messrs. Agar and Chadwick Ltd. to a design by Thomas Pickersgill, was begun in 1829 (YG, 29 Aug. 1829). It is of three storeys in brick, and originally had a two-storeyed timber superstructure, with louvred side walls, for the curing of skins. All openings have segmental arches of cut stock bricks. The building has flagstone floors throughout, those to the upper storeys being carried on heavy pine joists with supporting octagonal oak posts.

Monument 69; 'Houses: Aldwark-Castlegate', in An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in City of York, Volume 5, Central (London, 1981), pp. 105-115.

NMR Information

Name: Wigfalls Electrical Workshop
Alternate Name (Former): The Tannery

BF060356 WIGFALL'S ELECTRICAL WORKSHOP, YORK File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued.

RCHME, 1981, City of York Volume V: The Central Area (Monograph). SYO65.

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

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Digital archive: NMR. 2019. NMR data.
  • --- Monograph: RCHME. 1981. City of York Volume V: The Central Area.

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Record last edited

Jun 9 2020 11:20AM


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