Building record MYO2075 - 73, 75, 77 Low Petergate

Summary

Four houses, now three shops. Late C16 with later extensions. No.73 has shopfront with plain jambs and moulded panel frieze beneath broad bowed fascia: shop window is of 2 lights, to right of recessed glazed door and overlight: on first floor, 20-pane bow window, on second floor, 16-pane sash

Location

Grid reference Centred SE 60370 52026 (22m by 23m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Formerly known as: Nos.46, 47 AND 48 LOW PETERGATE. Four houses, now three shops. Late C16 with later extensions; C19 conversion to shops; further alteration in C20. Timber-framed, fronted in stucco incised to resemble ashlar; pantile roofs with barge-boarded gables and one brick stack.

EXTERIOR: 3-storey 4-bay front, each bay gabled, and upper floors jettied. No.73 has shopfront with plain jambs and moulded panel frieze beneath broad bowed fascia: shop window is of 2 lights, to right of recessed glazed door and overlight: on first floor, 20-pane bow window, on second floor, 16-pane sash. No.75 has C20 shopfront of plain pilasters with imposts and moulded console brackets at the heads beneath broad fascia board, plate glass windows and glazed and panelled door: first floor windows are 2- and 4-light casements; second floor, two 2x1-pane Yorkshire sashes. No.77 has C19 shopfront of sunk-panel pilasters with imposts and plain fascia board: windows are plate glass over sunk-panel risers on either side of recessed glazed and panelled door: at right, board passage door: first floor windows are paired 2-light casements with transoms and small sash to right: on second floor, four 2-pane Yorkshire sash.

INTERIOR: timber-frame is exposed on ground floor of Nos 75 and 77. No.75 retains massive chimney breast with two hearths, in rear room.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 195-6). Listing NGR: SE6036352032

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

Houses, Nos. 73, 75, 77, of late 16th-century date, are three storeyed with attics, of timber-framed construction. Each storey of the street elevation is jettied, and the facades are stucco-rendered; no original fenestration remains, and the grond floors were converted to shop premesis during the 19th century. The main roof is ridged parallel to the street, with gables to the attic storeys; those to Nos. 73 and 77 appear to be original but the twin gables to No. 75 were added in the 17th century. Parts of the original flights of staircases leading from the second floor to the attics remain in all three houses.

Inside, the timber framing is mostly exposed in the upper floors; it is of modest scantling with close-set studding and limited use of pegs. The most complete framing is exposed in the second floor of No. 75, with a clasped-pulin roof. The plans of the houses differ one from another due to the variation in size; this particularly affects the locations of the staircases. Various later extensions have been added to the rear.

Monument 362. 1981. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York. Volume V, the Central Area. P 195. London: RCHME

Full description

(SE 60375203-O.S 1/2500, 1962)

1. LOW PETERGATE 5343 (south-west side)

Nos 73, 75 and 77 (formerly listed as Nos 46, 47, nd 48)

SE 6052 SW 27/455 14.6.54

II* GV

2. Late C16 with later alterations. Timber frame stuccoed; 3 storeys plus attic; over-sailing upper storeys; 4 rendered gables; 4 windows, genernally altered and with later fenestration; early C19 bow window to right of 1st storey. C19 and modern shop fronts with plain early C19 doorway on right-hand side of No 77 having ledged door. Interior has some exposed timber-framing at upper storeys.
(RCHM Vol. V, Monument 362.)

Sources

1 List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. p183 City of York, June 1983
2 List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. District of York, 14-MAR-1997

BF061040 73-77 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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