Building record MYO4957 - 70 Low Petergate


The site of three mid 14th century timber framed houses facing onto Hornpot Lane (Tonge's Court) once occupying the site of No. 70. They have been demolished.


Grid reference SE 6041 5201 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

Houses, three, on part of site now occupied by No. 70, were timber-framed and faced onto Hornpot Lane, with the gable-end of the oldest to Low Petergate. This oldest part was a three-storey building of four bays, built in the mid 14th century, with the upper floors jettied along Hornpot Lane. On the ground floor the building was only 9ΒΌ ft. wide. In the 17th century a chimney-breast and a staircase were inserted in the middle of the house. In the 18th century the front to Low Petergate was rebuilt in brick, and a fourth storey was added to the rear portion in the 19th century. To the E. were two small houses, originally timber-framed and of two storeys, jettied over Hornpot Lane, but drastically reconstructed and heightened in the late 18th century. The date of the original framing is uncertain.

In the earliest house the main elements of the wall framing survived, with braces upward and downward, many of them concave in shape. On the ground floor evidence remained for at least two seven-light windows along Hornpot Lane. The infilling between the timbers was of rough limestone wasters, held in position by framing pegs and plastered on both faces. Demolished 1956.

Monument 347. 'Houses: Petergate', in An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in City of York, Volume 5, Central (London, 1981), pp. 180-199.

NMR Information

BF061037 70 LOW PETERGATE, 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

May 26 2020 4:37PM


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