York’s Oldest Houses ‘At Risk’ Says Historic England

Lady's Row York

 

From YorkMix.

 

Seven centuries old, their historic value is impossible to calculate. But the ancient houses on Lady Row are at risk of being lost forever.

That’s the warning from Historic England today as it puts Lady Row on its ‘At Risk Register 2017’.

Fortunately there are plans in place to save this irreplaceable corner of York.

Lady Row, sometimes known as Our Lady’s Row, is the group of whitewashed medieval houses on Goodramgate.

The Grade I listed property is thought to be the oldest surviving timber-framed building in York. Built in about 1316, they are also England’s earliest example of houses with overhanging jetties, the upper floor wider than the lower.

 

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