Building record MYO1272 - 50 Low Petergate


A house and offices built in 1837-8 to designs by J P Pritchett for the Deam and Chapter. A shopfront was inserted in the 20th century.


Grid reference SE 6033 5208 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

House and offices, now shop. 1838 with C20 shopfront. By JP Pritchett for the Dean and Chapter. Orange-grey brick in Flemish bond with timber shopfront and doorcase; timber modillioned eaves cornice; slate roof, hipped over angled bay, with brick stack.

EXTERIOR: 4-storey 3-bay front, right bay angled. Shopfront has glazed door with divided overlight between shallow canted 4-light windows with glazing bars beneath full-width plain cornice. To right is door of 6 sunk panels and patterned radial fanlight deeply recessed in doorcase of sunk-panel pilasters enriched with drops and with foliate capitals, plain frieze with paterae and dentilled cornice. Windows on upper floors differ in size but are 16-pane sashes except for 12-pane sash in centre of second floor: all have narrow painted stone sills and flat arches.

INTERIOR: straight staircase with slender turned balusters, square newels and flat handrail visible between ground and first floors.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 187). Listing NGR: SE6033852088

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

Houses, Nos. 48, 50, were rebuilt for the Dean and Chapter in 1837–8, at the same time that Nos. 8, 9 Minster Yard (279) were built, to designs by J. P. Pritchett (YML, H10(2), 114; M/P Y/MY 594, 597, 1019/1, 1131/2). No. 50 formed one dwelling with No. 8 Minster Yard and had offices on the ground floor; No. 48 was a separate dwelling and had a shop at the front. The two houses, as built, differ in some details from Pritchett's plans.

No. 48, of three bays and three storeys, has some mediaeval stonework in the cellar and the disposition of the stone walls has influenced the shape of the present house. The house also incorporates some early 18th-century material reused, including the front door, of ten bolection-moulded panels, and the cellar staircase with bulbous balusters. No. 50, of four storeys, is also of three bays but the third bay is set at an angle to Petergate.

'Houses: Petergate', in An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in City of York, Volume 5, Central (London, 1981), Monument 339

NMR Information

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

BF061022 48 LOW PETERGATE, YORK File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued.

Architect J P PRITCHETT 1837 1838
Owner Dean and Chapter York Minster 1837-1838

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 2:54PM


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