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Grid reference SE 6034 5144 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (6)

Full Description

Includes: No.8 PECKITT STREET. Terrace of 4 houses and attached garden gates and railings. c1855. Red and grey brick in Flemish bond, with doorcases and bracketed eaves cornice of timber; brick stacks to slate roof. Gates and railings of cast-iron. EXTERIOR: South Esplanade front, to river: 3 storeys 8 windows. Entrance to No.8 Peckitt Street in left return. Doorcases are of sunk-panel pilasters with bracketed cornices on bulbous carved consoles and doors of 4 panels beneath plain overlights. Entrances alternate with 3-light canted bay windows with prominent bracketed cornices and 2x4-pane centre sashes between 2x2-pane side sashes. All other windows are 12-pane sashes with cambered heads, flat arches and painted stone sills, those on first floor taller than those on second floor. All windows have slender glazing bars. Below left end window on first floor is stone tablet inscribed "FRIAR'S TERRACE". Peckitt Street front: 3 storeys and attic; 3-bay gable wall. Entrance in centre, with blind windows to right bay of each floor: window to left of door is 4-pane sash, and other windows are 12-pane sashes. Details of all openings repeat those on river front. Attic window is round-arched small-pane sash with painted stone sill. Cornice from river front returns beneath pedimented gable end. INTERIOR: not inspected. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: railings raised on retaining wall and steps on north-east side of South Esplanade (qv) surviving from C13 Franciscan Friary on same site. Railings to gardens and gates are turned with spearhead finials and turned bulbous standards on square bases.
Listing NGR: SE6034651450

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

Heritage Statement 3 Friar Terrace:

During its 160-year history, 3 Friar’s Terrace has undergone a
number of changes. These are often dictated by taste, fashion,
repair and the needs of the different occupants. For example, a
lobby has been inserted into the hallway, and a built-in window
seat into the bay window. Fireplaces on the ground and first floor
appear to have been more recently installed as have picture rails,
dado, a number of skirtings and plaster cornice (the latter on the
second floor, and within the kitchen and dining room/utility). The
sash windows on the first and second floor are historic but the use
of horns to strengthen the sashes is not repeated elsewhere in the
building or the terrace. This suggests they have been replaced or
repaired historically – it is unclear when this occurred.
On the rear elevation, the ground floor window has been altered.
The brick arched head indicates that the original opening has been
narrowed, whilst the brickwork below has been rebuilt. The twoover-
two sliding sash appears to be later 19th century.
Also within the rear elevation, brickwork to the right of the first
floor window also suggests a more recent alteration within this
elevation. The brickwork appears to be a repair incorporating
re-claimed bricks. An inspection of the rear elevation of Numbers
1 and 2 Friar’s Terrace indicates that this relates to the removal of
a small historic window. The small windows within numbers 1 and
2 Friar’s Terrace are two-over-two timber sliding sashes located to
the right of the centrally placed first floor window. They share the
same position within the elevation and are of the same dimensions.
The base of both small window sills are seven brick courses
above the sill level of the adjacent window. Both have stone sills
of similar thickness to other sills in the elevation. Additionally
both have similarly executed flat arched heads in red and grey
brick, corresponding to the rest of the elevation. The similarity
of position, style and materials and the evenness of surrounding
brickwork would suggest they were inserted at the same time
perhaps at the time of the terrace’s construction.
Other alterations include a bathroom which has been installed
on the second floor into what was probably originally a bedroom.
An en-suite has also been installed into the first-floor bedroom,
requiring the door to be repositioned. It is unclear what the
earlier arrangement was of this room, but assuming it had a similar
arrangement externally as 1 and 2 Friar’s Terrace, a small window
formerly existed within the rear elevation and may have originally
lit a small closet.
More recently, and driven by the persistent threat of flooding, the
ground floor level was raised in the kitchen and a wall inserted
between the hall and kitchen. The window facing the rear yard
(which appears to date to the later half of the 19th century), has
been altered and raised. What was probably the scullery has been
transformed into a dining area. Each alteration may add or subtract
from the significance of a historic building, but all are part of an
ongoing narrative.

Purcell, 2019, 3 Friar's Terrace HER ST (Unpublished document). SYO2241.

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  • --- Unpublished document: Purcell. 2019. 3 Friar's Terrace HER ST.

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Jun 30 2020 3:44PM


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