Building record MYO1247 - 95 Low Petergate


Formerly known as 54 Low Petergate. House built in the early 18th century, with extensive alterations in the 19th and 20th centuries. the house was converted into a shop in the 20th century.


Grid reference SE 6041 5198 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Formerly known as: No.54 LOW PETERGATE. House, now shop. Early C18 with extensive C19 and C20 alterations: C20 shopfront. Painted orange brick in Flemish bond with timber boxed guttering on iron brackets; pantile roof with truncated brick stack and one gabled dormer with tiled roof and 2x6-pane casement window.

EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attic; 2-window front. Shopfront has glazed door between plate glass windows and prominent cornice on shaped brackets. At right end, passage door of 6 sunk panels in round-arched opening. First floor windows are shallow canted bays with 8:12:8-pane sash windows and moulded dentilled cornices. On second floor, three windows are 12-pane sashes, two are 2x3-pane casements, all with painted moulded sills. Raised first floor band interrupted by inserted shopfront.

INTERIOR: on first floor, front rooms retain bolection moulded panelling in two heights and moulded cornices.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 197). Listing NGR: SE6039251973

Derived from English Heritage LB download dated: 22/08/2005

House, No. 95, was built in the early 18th century and considerably altered in the late 19th century, when it is possible that shop premesis were formed on the ground floor. Recently, a more drastic conversion of the ground floorwas carried out by the removal of all partition walls and fittinmgs, and a single storeyed extension was added at the rear.

The house, of three storeys with attics, built in brick with a tiled roof, has a front of fiive bays. The ground floor contains a modern shop front, but at the N.W. end there is a round-arched opening of guaged brick to a through-passageway known as 'Ayre's Yard'. Over a plat-band at first-floor levelis a central blocked window with a canted bay window each side replacing the original fenstration. At the third storey above a moulded plat-band, are five windows with flat arches of rubbed guaged brick and moulded stone sills. The eaves cornice is not original. The interior has been greatly altered but the slaoon and drawing room, at the front of the first floor, retain much of the original bolection-moulded panelling; the bold moulded cornice of the drawing room breaks forward over pendants.

Monument 370. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York. Volume V, the Central Area. P 197. London: RCHME

NMR Information

List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. District of York, 14-MAR-1997

BF061051 95 LOW PETERGATE, YORK File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued.

RCHME, 1981, City of York Volume V: The Central Area (Monograph). SYO65.

NMR, 2019, NMR data (Digital archive). SYO2214.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Digital archive: NMR. 2019. NMR data.
  • --- Monograph: RCHME. 1981. City of York Volume V: The Central Area.

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Record last edited

May 22 2020 11:28AM


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