Building record MYO1262 - 72 Low Petergate


House built in the mid 18th century and extended in the mid 19th century. The building was renovated and converted into a shop and offices in 1968, with a new shopfront added circa 1990.


Grid reference Centred SE 6041 5199 (1m by 0m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

House, now offices. Mid C18 with mid C19 extension; renovated 1968, shopfront c1990. Painted brick in Flemish bond, right return in brown brick in English garden-wall bond; timber box guttering on paired modillions; pantile roof with truncated brick stack.

EXTERIOR: 3-storey 4-window front. Shopfront of grooved pilasters with cornice on paired grooved brackets: shop door is margin-glazed, passage door at left of sunk panels: both have divided overlights. First floor windows are 4-pane sashes; second floor windows 2x1-pane Yorkshire sashes: all have moulded sills and painted flat arches of gauged brick with triple keyblocks. Moulded second floor band.

INTERIOR: close string staircase with column on vase balusters, turned newel and heavy moulded handrail, ramped-up: from ground floor to attic. First floor back room has C19 moulded fireplace.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 192). Listing NGR: SE6041851999

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

House and Shop, No. 72, of c. 1745, is of three storeys with attics and cellars, brick-built with a tiled roof, and has a contemporary wing at the N.E. rear. In the 19th century an extension was constructed adjacent to this wing, on its S.E. side, and in 1968 considerable alterations took place, with the formation of a shop on the ground floor and the removal of the secondary staircase.

The four-bay front elevation has hung-sash windows, with moulded sills, flat arches of gauged rubbed brick, stone double key-blocks and later plate-glazing, to the first floor and four similar windows, but reduced in height, to the second floor, above a plat-band with moulding to the lower edge. The eaves cornice is not original. Inside, the Saloon, occupying the whole front of the first floor, was reached by the elegant main staircase, which continued to the second floor and, in a modified form, to the attics. A servants' staircase was provided adjacent to the main one, an arrangement unusual in a house of this fairly small size. The Saloon is wainscotted in fielded panelling and retains its original simple fireplace, now blocked.

City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 192. Monument 349

NMR Information

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

BF061039 72 LOW PETERGATE, YORK File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued.

NMR, NMR data (Unpublished document). SYO2214.

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

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: NMR. NMR data.
  • --- Monograph: RCHME. 1981. City of York Volume V: The Central Area.

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May 26 2020 7:50PM


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