Building record MYO1473 - 38 and 40 Goodramgate


A timber framed house probably dating from the 15th century and extended in the late 17th century. Number 40 was refronted in 1782, with alterations to number 38 in the 19th century. The 20th century alterations included the insertion of shopfronts.


Grid reference SE 6046 5211 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (6)

Full Description

House, now two shops. Probably C15, extended in late C17; No.40 refronted in late C18; No.38 raised in early C19; C20 shopfronts and alterations.

MATERIALS: timber-framed, with painted brick front; rear of orange-brown brick in random bond and orange brick in stretcher bond; No.38 raised in pink-grey mottled brick in English garden-wall bond; pantile roofs with brick stacks.

EXTERIOR: 3-storey 2-window front to No.38; 2-storey 1-window front to No.40. Both parts have plain shopfronts with plate glass windows, glazed and panelled doors and integral sunblinds: No.38 incorporates 4-panel passage door with overlight at right end. On first floor, No.38 has one 20-pane sash with cambered arch of brick headers to right, and one 12-pane sash to left; on second floor, two 16-pane sashes. No.40 has one 16-pane sash on first floor.

No.38 has timber guttering, No.40 boxed eaves with inverted bell rainwater head, dated 1782, at right end. No.38 has Sun Insurance firemark between first floor windows. Rear: twin gabled; 3 storeys to No.38, 2 storeys and attic to No.40. No.38 has 2-storey canted bay window with moulded cornice: window on ground floor altered to doorway; 2x12-pane Yorkshire sash on first floor; outer lights on both floors bricked up, and window surrounds hollow chamfered. Dentilled cornice over ground floor opening returns to left of bay, above disused passage door. On first floor to left of bay, inserted C20 window beneath residual cogged brick second floor string. Above bay on second floor, 4-pane sash and to left small fixed light. No.40 has 12-pane sash window on first floor and shuttered opening in attic. Brick dentil coping to gable.

INTERIOR: not inspected.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 143). Listing NGR: SE6046552118

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

Houses and Shops, Nos. 38, 40, incorporate parts of a mediaeval timber-framed structure, probably of the 15th century, which may have comprised two two-storeyed parallel ranges, gabled to the street and two rooms deep. The building was largely reconstructed in brick in the 17th century and the back wall, with a two-storey bay window, is of this period. No. 40 was refronted probably in 1782 but retains the 17th-century rear gable; the back of No. 38 was heightened in the 19th century.

Monument 216; City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 143

NMR Information

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

BF060626 38-40 GOODRAMGATE, YORK File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued.

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

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  • --- Digital archive: NMR. 2019. NMR data.

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Record last edited

Jun 12 2020 7:32PM


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