Building record MYO1452 - 53 Goodramgate


Formerly known as number 39 Goodramgate. House dating from the late 17th century and altered circa 1900. The building is now in use as a shop with an apartment above.


Grid reference SE 6047 5208 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (6)

Full Description

Formerly known as: No.39 GOODRAMGATE. House, now shop and offices. Late C17 with later alterations; partly rebuilt c1900; C20 shopfront. Shopfront of timber, first floor plastered, attic of orange brick in English garden-wall bond with moulded brick coping; pantile roof.

EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attic; 3-window front, with shaped gable to street. Shopfront has elliptical arched lights with colonnette mullions, and broad fascia. First floor windows are 12-pane sashes with painted sills, and attic has one 12-pane sash with segmental pediment hood. Massive moulded cornice at eaves level. Rear: attic window retains part of segmental pediment.

INTERIOR: paired round arches lead to former stairhall. Close string staircase with bulbous balusters, square newels and moulded handrail: RCHM records more slender balusters on first floor.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 140). Listing NGR: SE6048252084

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

House, No. 53 (Plate 6), of two storeys and attics, has walls of brick and pantiled roofs. It was built in the late 17th century to a plan with a central staircase beside a large chimney-stack. The three-bay front elevation has a modern shop front and is rendered on the first floor; above an elaborately-moulded cornice is an ogee-shaped gable, rebuilt in brick c. 1900 but probably copying an original one. The gable on the rear elevation may also have been shaped but has been altered; it has two bands of moulded brick and part of the segmental pediment to an attic window. Inside, the ground-floor shop has been mainly gutted except for the staircase lobby with two arched openings on the S. side which must have formed an entry from a passage; above the openings is a moulded timber entablature with pulvinated frieze. The staircase has a close string with heavy turned balusters and square newel-posts. On the first-floor landing the balusters are more slender and may be of later date; panelling on the walls is of doubtful authenticity. The larger front room has a reset chimney-piece of c. 1800, enriched with composition ornament

City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 140; Monument 195

NMR Information

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

BF060633 53 GOODRAMGATE, 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

Jun 12 2020 4:44PM


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