Crafting The Past
42/20 Coney Street

42/20 Coney Street

Hot Mixed Lime and Traditional Mortars: A Practical Guide to Their Use in Conservation and Repair available to buy here and on googlebooks here

There is a report and images on the conservation of this building in the book

From the  An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in City of York, Volume 5, Central

(130) Houses, Nos. 16–22 (even) (Plate 119), a range of three, standing at the corner of New Street, are of three storeys and attics, of timber-framed construction with pantiled roofs. They were built in the 15th or early 16th century, each gabled to the street and three bays deep; the interior arrangement is not clear but there is no evidence visible of any original partitions in each house or of the positions of staircases. In the 18th century the front was plastered and the windows altered, and in the 19th century an addition was built in brick at the rear of Nos. 20 and 22. Nos. 20 and 22 have not had extensive modern restorations and retain on the upper floors many Georgian fittings and partitions.

Though only a little framing is directly visible inside Nos. 20 and 22, there is enough to indicate that it follows the same pattern as that of Nos. 16, 18. The fronts of these two houses have modern shop windows and otherwise are plastered and have sash windows; the back wall is mostly rebuilt in brick or covered by the 19th-century extension. Inside, No. 20 has mostly early 19th-century fittings but there is one stone fireplace surround of the second quarter of the 18th century on the first floor;

1823 Confectioners Brown William 

1829 Watchmakers, Marked † are Jewellers, †Darling Wm

1840 Watchmakers, Marked † are Jewellers, †Darling Wm, 

1851 John Horner gardener 42&43 

1850 *1851 census note may not practice here just live 

Darling & Wood, watch makers 

 1861 42 Darling William, watchmaker 

1872 Darling & Wood, watch makers  

1885 42 Darling & Wood, watch and clock makers 

1886 Darling & Wood, watch and clock makers 

1889 Darling and Wood, watchmakers 

1893 Darling & Wood, watch mas 

1895 Darling & Wood, watch makers 

1898 Darling & Wood, watchmakers 

1898 Darling & Wood, watchmakers 

1900 Darling & Wood, watchmakers 

1902 Darling & Wood, watchmakers 

1905 Darling & Wood, watch mas 

1913 Darling & Wood, watch mas 

1921 Darling & Wood, watch mas 

1929 Darling, Wood & Anfield, watch mkrs