Building record MYO698 - 24 Walmgate, The Five Lions Public House And Attached Outbuildings


A late 18th century public house with a two storey, five bay range to the street. The building was originally L-shaped in plan and the angle between the arms was probably infilled in the early 19th century. The central carriage way is not an originally feature as it cuts through one of the ground floor rooms, it was probably inserted in the early 19th century. The building was refronted circa 1930. To the rear of the public house is a long yard with a late 18th century two storey stable range. The northeast part of this range was probably originally of one storey and was heightened in the 19th century.


Grid reference SE 6066 5164 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (6)

Full Description

Inn and rear stable range; subdivided into public house, outbuildings, and shop. Late C18; stables raised in C19, altered and part demolished in C20; inn refronted c1930.

MATERIALS: front of buff brick in Flemish bond, rear of red brick in random bond; inn front of painted tile; roof of Roman tile with rebuilt brick stacks at each end. Stables of painted brick, orange and mottled brick in English random and garden-wall bonds; Roman tile roof.

EXTERIOR: 2-storey 5-window front. Wide carriage arch between inn front to left, shopfront to right, both curved on plan. Inn front has two 3-light mullion and transom windows with heavy painted sills. Shopfront has glazed door between plate glass windows. First floor windows are 1-pane sashes with painted stone sills and flat arches. Moulded cornice beneath later boxed guttering. Rear: 2 storeys, right end with gabled attic. Shop has 16-pane ground floor sash, attic 3-light mullion and transom window with painted timber lintel; other windows 4-pane sashes. Stable range: 2 storeys, 6 bays. Board stable doors beneath overlights; windows have cambered heads, one retaining slatted shutter. Loft openings blocked by iron sheeting.

INTERIOR: not inspected.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 237).
Listing NGR: SE6065551649

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

(505) Five Lions, p.h., No. 24, is a two-storey building of the late 18th century; it was originally L-shaped on plan but the re-entrant angle has been filled in. A carriageway to the rear was opened through the building in the 19th century and the rest of the front elevation has been modernised on the ground floor; above are five hung-sash windows. The interior has been altered and refitted. Facing the yard behind is a late 18th-century stable range, originally of one and two storeys but now heightened to two storeys throughout.

City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 237

NMR Information

List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. District of York, 14/03/1971

613515 Architectural Survey Investigation by RCHME/EH Architectural Survey

BF061241 THE FIVE LIONS PUBLIC HOUSE, 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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Jul 6 2020 3:01PM


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