Monument record MYO5094 - 41-49 Walmgate


A group of three houses built in the 14th century. The houses were altered in the 15th-16th centuries, with further alterations in the late 17th and late 18th centuries. The houses were converted into shops in the mid 19th centuries. Demolished and the site was excavated.


Grid reference SE 6075 5157 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

(530) House, Nos. 41, 43, 45, of two storeys, were originally timber-framed but were refronted in brick in the late 18th century. No. 41 was built in the 15th or 16th century as a two-storey block of at least three bays, with its gable-end to the street. Later alteration and rebuilding removed much of the framing and the whole of the roof. Nos. 43 and 45 were built in the 14th century as an open hall roofed parallel to the street, with a cross-wing at right angles; in the late 16th century the hall was divided into two storeys, a chimney-stack inserted and an extension built at the back under a wide-spreading roof at right angles to the hall roof. It was later divided into two tenements. The whole was demolished in 1966.

Much of the original framing of the hall survived in the back S. wall: the hall was of two unequal bays with a window in each bay extending above and below a middle rail and divided by three diagonally-set mullions, 4 in. wide. Of the central truss only the lower part of the S. post remained; it had a mortice for a large brace coming down to within 2½ ft. of the floor and another mortice for a horizontal member just above it. A roof truss of crown-post construction remained at the E. end (Plate 135). A post carrying the middle rail must have supported a truss in the demolished cross-wing. There was no evidence for studding below the middle rail, indicating that the hall was open to the ground floor of the cross-wing. Demolished.

An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in City of York, Volume 5, Central. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1981.

NMR Information

BF061250 41-45 WALMGATE, 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.

Sources/Archives (1)

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

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (5)

Record last edited

Jul 6 2020 5:33PM


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