Source/Archive record SYO2599 - 69-71 Micklegate

Title 69-71 Micklegate
Date/Year 2014


69-71 Micklegate presents a good example of a 17th century timber-framed building converted into a brick-fronted townhouse during the mid 18th century. The original timber-framed structure is largely obscured and it is unclear exactly how much of it is retained within the current building. Where visible it demonstrates the original building on the site had a pitched roof with gables running perpendicular to the street at the front. The conversion of the ground floor into shops during the 19th century removed the lower frontage of the building and subsequent redevelopment has removed the majority of internal features. Despite these changes, an impressive central staircase with lantern survives in a good state of preservation. In the late 20th century the building fell into disrepair and poor maintenance of the exterior has led to significant water damage. The rear projecting elevation in particular was in very bad condition. Internal structural modifications are haphazard, representing piecemeal alterations since the 19th century, which have largely confused the layout of the building and obliterated many features of historic significance.

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  • 69-71 Micklegate (Building)

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Feb 22 2021 5:02PM


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