Building record MYO957 - 7 St. Helen's Square
|Grid reference||SE 6018 5197 (point)|
|Unitary Authority||City of York, North Yorkshire|
Type and Period (9)
- HOUSE (Built mid C18, Early C18 to Mid C18 - 1733 AD to 1766 AD)
- SHOP (Built mid C18, Early C18 to Mid C18 - 1733 AD to 1766 AD)
- HOUSE (Altered early C19, Late C18 to Early C19 - 1800 AD to 1832 AD)
- SHOP (Altered early C19, Late C18 to Early C19 - 1800 AD to 1832 AD)
- HOUSE (Altered c1930, C20 - 1920 AD to 1940 AD)
- SHOP (C20, Late C19 to C20 - 1900 AD to 1999 AD)
- SHOP (Altered c.1930, C20 - 1920 AD to 1940 AD)
- HOUSE (Altered 1941-1999, C20 - 1941 AD to 1999 AD)
- SHOP (Altered 1941-1999, C20 - 1941 AD to 1999 AD)
House and shop. Mid C18, with early C19 alteration; original top storey demolished c1930; further alteration and shopfront of C20. Pink-grey mottled brick in Flemish bond with slate roof and brick stack: timber shopfront.
EXTERIOR: 3-storeys; 1-bay front to St Helen's Square, 5-bay front to Stonegate. Shopfront of panelled pilasters, broad fascia incorporating blind boxes, and bold cornice returns on Stonegate front: entrance in centre of Stonegate front. Bevelled glass shop windows are margin-glazed over panelled risers, and have brass sills. First floor to St Helen's Square has tripartite first floor window with 4-:12-:4-pane sashes in segment-arched opening, and 16-pane sash beneath flat arch of gauged brick on second floor, both with painted stone sills. 4-course raised band to second floor: similar band to former third floor now forms parapet with stone coping: both returned on Stonegate front. Stonegate front has four 12-pane sash windows with flat arches, plus one blocked window on first floor. Above 2 similar sashes and a single blind window.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
(Murray H, Riddick S & Green R: York through the Eyes of the Artist: York City Art Gallery: 1990-: 88-89; City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 204).
Listing NGR: SE6018851972
Derived from English Heritage LB download dated: 22/08/2005
(393) House, No. 7, a tall, narrow building of one bay to St. Helen's Square with a longer return elevation to Stonegate, was erected on a confined site against St. Helen's church in the second half of the 18th century. It has been extensively modernised and the original staircase has been removed; the effects of bombing in the Second World War necessitated the removal of the fourth storey which had become unstable. The original appearance of the building was recorded by Buckler in 1814 (BM, MS. 36396, f. 144) and by Thomas Shotter Boys in 1837 (hanging in guilding); these views show that it originally had a parapet above a modillioned cornice, an unusual feature in York. Inside, the original plan, which was restricted by the projection of the westernmost angle of St. Helen's church, provided two rooms and a staircase compartment on each floor.
1981. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York. Volume V, the Central Area. P 204. London: RCHME
List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. District of York, 14-MAR-1997
BF061079 7 ST HELEN'S SQUARE, YORK File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued.
NMR, NMR data (Unpublished document). SYO2214.
RCHME, 1981, City of York Volume V: The Central Area (Monograph). SYO65.
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Record last edited
Jun 22 2020 7:02PM