This website pulls together the research done by us as part of the Coney Street Heritage Project. To look at the craftsmen who lived and worked on the street from 1600-1900. As well as to run some classes based on our findings. The research was kindly paid for by The Heritage Lottery Fund
There is a lot of information about the history of Coney Street, and it’s status as a shopping street. As such we will not duplicate this and our research will primarily focus on the craftsmen and their work. Mapping the street and it’s tenants as we go.
The inspiration for the project is the building we rent on the street. It was built around 1600, is owned by the National Trust and has the most beautiful pargetted ceiling. Clearly the original owner was someone of wealth, perhaps a merchant or master craftsman.
Sadly we still haven’t, as yet, discovered that information, but digging through lots of archives brought a picture of a city modernising and a wealth of talent amongst it’s citizens.
Many of our makers specialise in traditional and heritage crafts, as such we were interested in the origins
The Craftsmen & Women of Coney Street York We have found a wide variety of skills in the buildings, some