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13/21 Coney Street
15/19 coney street
15/19 The George Inn Coney Street

11/15-15/19 Coney Street The George Inn

A Jewish synagogue was on the site during the 12th century. In 1279, after the Jews had been expelled from England, Roger Basy and John Sampson were granted their former property on Coney Street. Roger Basy was one of the 1st of 2 elected members of parliament for York in 1295. He was the 18th Mayor of York in 1290

From the  An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in City of York, Volume 5, Central
The building is listed as 17 in the information, which shows how the numbers keep changing
(142) A modern office building which retains on the ground floor a stone Tuscan column surviving from the former George Inn, demolished in 1869 (Benson, iii, 61); on the first floor is a reset sashed bow window taken from the same building. The inn, originally a mediaeval timber-framed building, was formerly known as The Bear, later The Golden Lion, and became The George in 1614 (Davies, 63–5). The S.E. part of the inn, on the site now occupied by part of a modern department store, No. 19, in 1716 was given a new brick facade, supported on stone columns (YAJ, XIV, 446); it retained a 15th-century timber porch with a ribbed vault and a boss carved with a Pelican in Piety (Cave, Plate XXXI) which had probably been brought from elsewhere and is now in the Yorkshire Museum. The N.W. end of the frontage, where No. 17 now stands, was probably built soon after 1614; it had a jettied and gabled elevation distinguished by ornate pargetting (Cave, Plate V) and in 1810 was rebuilt in brick (YCA, M17A), also supported on stone columns, one of which is that surviving. Inside was a large panelled room with a decorated plaster ceiling and heraldic glass of 1661–8.

The Bear
The Golden Lion
The George Inn

Ralph Rokeby
1596 John Stephenson
1614 Thomas Kaye

1716 George Prickett

1832 Glove Manufacturers, Walker Michael, 11, Coney street 

1829 Glove Manufacturers Walker Michael & Son 

1840 Glove Mfrs & Dealers, Walker and Howe, 11 Coney street  

Comb Manufacturers Pole John, 12 Coney street  

Toy Manfrs & Dealers (see also Turners), Marked † are Fancy Warehouses, †Pole John, 12 Coney street 

1840 Attonery Garwood William Fire, &c. Insurance Offices & Agents Protector, William Garwood 

1840 Comb Manufacturers Pole John, 12 Coney street  

 1851 Glove Mfrs & Dealers, Walker and Howe, 11 Coney street 
11 William Howe Glover & Hosier
12 Thomas Cooke Optician, Mathmatical Instrument Maker 

1861 Howe William, hosier 

1870 11 Leak and Thorp, drapers and silk mercers
12
Balmford George, French dyer and cleaner 

1872 11 Leak and Thorp, drapers and silk mercers 

1876 11 Leak and Thorp, drapers and silk merchants 

1885 11 & 12 Leak & Thorp, drapers and silk mercers, Commerce house
12a
Balmford Geo. French cleaner and dyer
Leak & Thorp’s carpet warehouses
 

1886 11 & 12 Leak & Thorp, drapers and silk mercers, Commerce House
12a
Balmford Geo. French cleaner and dyer
Leak & Thorp’s carpet warehouses
 

1889 11 Balmford and Son, dyers
11-12 Leak & Thorp, general and furnishing drapers, silk mercers, mantle makers, costumiers, ladies’ tailors, &c., see advt. inside front cover
 

1900 11-12 Leak & Thorp, general and furnishing drapers, silk mercers, mantle makers, costumiers, ladies’ tailors, &c., advt. inside front cover 

1902 11-12 Leak & Thorp, general and furnishing drapers, silk mercers, mantle makers, costumiers, ladies’ tailors, &c., advt. inside front cover 

1920 12 Driffield, Thomas 

12 Daglish, William Albert 

12 Robinson, Fred… 

12 Speak, George William 

12 Thomas, David John 

12 Thompson, John 

The George Inn Coney Street York