Building record MYO700 - 6 and 7 Tower Street

Summary

Pair of houses, now offices. Mid C19.

Location

Grid reference SE 6039 5147 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Pair of houses, now offices. Mid C19. Pink and cream mottled brick in Flemish bond, with doorcases and bracketed eaves cornice of timber; slate roof with brick stacks. EXTERIOR: 3-storey 5-window front, curved on corner. Both houses have pilastered doorcases with imposts, moulded cornice hoods on brackets and sunk-panel doors beneath overlights. Over door to No.6 is 3-light canted oriel window with moulded cornice on brackets. Other windows to No.6 are 4-pane sashes, to No.7 12-pane sashes with slender glazing bars. All windows have flat arches, and those on first floor have painted stone sill band, the others painted stone sills. INTERIORS: not inspected.
Listing NGR: SE6039651472

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

No 1 Peckitt St and No 6 Tower St were linked internally in the late 19th century.
7 Tower St: No.7 Tower Street is a brick two bay three storey former townhouse with dentilated eaves and moulded cornice matching that to Peckitt Street. The slate roof is more steeply pitched
with a higher ridge height than the neighbouring part of the application site. It has a brick gable
end chimney with multiple pots. The entrance to Tower Street has a plain pilastered surround with
flat pediment with dentilation. The door is six-panel with a plain glazed fanlight over. The windows
are six over six vertical sashes with sash horns. There is a rendered masonry band separating the
ground and first floors.
To the rear elevation the elevation occupies two wider bays as it widens slightly to take advantage
of the plot near a corner. The fenestration here is irregular, and has been made more
irregular as a result of later alterations. There is a round headed window now lighting the first to
second floor stairs in the south bay, under this the lower two storeys of this bay have been rebuilt
when an extension shown on historical mapping and in the surviving fabric was removed in the late
20th century. To the north bay is a modern six over six sash window on the first floor
and a similar window above. There is an offset, larger ground floor window with rebuilt brickwork
adjacent indicative of a single storey extension that has been taken down. There is also a patch of
disturbed/rebuilt brickwork at both upper levels suggestive of small windows (WCs/bathrooms?) that
have been infilled with any evidence of partitions internally since lost (Heritage Statement 2017).


2017, 1 Peckitt St 7 Tower St HER ST (Unpublished document). SYO2032.

On Site Archaeology, 2021, 6-7 Tower St and 1 Peckitt St (Unpublished document). SYO2665.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: 2017. 1 Peckitt St 7 Tower St HER ST.
  • --- Unpublished document: On Site Archaeology. 2021. 6-7 Tower St and 1 Peckitt St.

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Record last edited

Jul 9 2021 1:35PM

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