Building record MYO899 - 24 St Saviourgate


Three storey house constructed in 1763 with early 19th century and later alterarions and extensions. The house was possibly built for Marmaduke Fothergill.


Grid reference SE 6063 5194 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

House. Dated 1763; early C19 and later alterations and extension. Probably for Marmaduke Fothergill.

MATERIALS: front of orange brick in Flemish bond on chamfered stone plinth; painted stone window sills and bands; timber doorcase and cornice: left return of red brick in stretcher bond. Tiled roof with brick coping and stacks, and 2-light dormer windows.

EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attic; 3-window front. Panelled doorcase of fluted half-elliptical columns, horizontally fluted frieze with lion mask angle blocks and flat cornice on paired palm leaf brackets: front door of 6 raised and fielded panels with radial fanlight above transom carved with Vitruvian scrolls, in architrave enriched with oak foliage. Ground and first floor windows are 12-pane sashes; on second floor, squat 6-pane sashes: all with flat arches of gauged brick. Ground floor windows retain shutters of raised and fielded panels. Raised bands to first and second floor. Dentil and modillion cornice with dated rainwater head embossed with winged cherub heads and initials MF.

INTERIOR: RCHM records original staircase with turned balusters and mushroom knops. Good plaster cornices and enriched window and door surrounds throughout.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 210). Listing NGR: SE6063951944

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

House, No. 24, of three storeys with cellars and attics, was built probably in 1763; this date, with the initials of Marmaduke Fothergill, appears on a rainwater head on the front (Plate 181). The front was altered in the early 19th century with a new door-case to the entrance (Plate 161) and new sashes glazed with single sheets of plate-glass to the windows. The back has been largely modernised.

The front, of three bays with the entrance to one side, is built in plain brickwork with painted plat-bands and timber eaves cornice. The windows are set under arches of gauged brick. The design is conspicuous for the unusual height of walling between first and second-floor windows. At the back is a small original three-storey projection to S.W. and two round-headed windows, lighting the staircase, to N.E.

The plan is that of a normal town house, with one front room, one back room and entrance hall leading to the staircase behind. The small closet wing is reached from the back rooms. On the first floor the saloon occupied the full width of the front but is now divided. The staircase is designed without newels and has turned balusters with mushroom knops. Most of the rooms have good plaster cornices and in the main front rooms these are elaborated with modillions and enrichment. Some of the mouldings round doors and windows are also enriched. The principal rooms have lost their original fireplace surrounds.

Monument 410; City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 210

NMR Information

Full description

(SE 60645195 - O.S 1/2500, 1963)

1. ST SAVIOURGATE (south-east side) 5343

No 24

SE 6051 NE 17/517 14.6.54


Probably 1763. Later alterations. Brick; 3 storeys plus attic; 3 renewed sash windows (with glazing bars); stone bands between storeys; early C19 doorcase of reeded engaged columns, swagged
caps, reeded frieze on paired acanthus columns with lion masks over, light cornice and good enriched semi-circular arch with fanlight; rainwater head with initials M F and date 1763. The interior retains some decorative plasterwork. (RCHM Vol V, Monument 410).

1 List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. p302 City of York, June 1983.
2 List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. District of York, 14-MAR-1997

BF061102 24 ST SAVIOURGATE, YORK File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued.

People and Organisations
Person of historic interest/notable pers MARMADUKE FOTHERGILL 1763

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 14 2020 5:13PM


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