Building record MYO784 - 52 Stonegate


Number 52 Stonegate, formerly known as 35 Stonegate. Incorrectly identified as part of part of the prebendal house of Ampleforth, now known as Norman House (see HOB UID 536147). A late 15th century timber framed house, extended in the late 17th century, refronted, raised and extended further in the late 19th century. A shopfront was inserted as part of the late 19th century alterations. The building was altered in 1964 when it became a shop, tea room and flat.


Grid reference SE 6027 5207 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (7)

Full Description

Formerly known as: No.35 STONEGATE. House, now shop, tea room and flat. Late C15, extended in late C17; refronted, raised and extended further in late C19; late C19 shopfront, altered 1964. Timber-framed, now rendered, colour-washed at front, incised at rear; timber shopfront and eaves guttering; pantile roof with brick stack.

EXTERIOR: 3-storey 2-bay front, upper floors jettied. Shop has doorcase of reeded pilasters with carved consoles at the head; door of 6 raised and fielded panels beneath radial-glazed fanlight recessed in round-arched panelled architrave. Shop window is of 3 plate glass lights with roller blind in place, over flush panelled reveal. Overall is moulded cornice breaking forward above door. At left end, door of 6 raised and fielded panels in segment-headed opening leads to Church Passage. First floor windows are shallow bows, second floor tripartite sashes, all with 12-pane centre sashes. Boxed guttering. Rear: 3 storeys and attics; two unequal gabled bays, right one with plain bargeboards. C20 fenestration.

INTERIOR: RCHM records timber-framing and upper flights of late C17 staircase with bulbous turned balusters, square newels with moulded handrail.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 225).

Listing NGR: SE6027452080

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

(470) House, No. 52, a three-storey, timber-framed building of two bays, of 15th century date, was part of the property belonging to the prebend of Ampleforth. The rendered first and second floors are both jettied. In the 19th century the pantiled roof was heightened and the front elevation modified, and a range at the rear was removed in 1964. Part of an ogee-headed doorway is visible in a through-passage. Fragments of the timber framing of the adjacent houses are visible in the party walls. The late 17th-century staircase, rising in two flights between floors, has a close string, moulded handrail, bulbous turned balusters and square newels with attached half-balusters. The lower two flights were removed in 1964.

1981. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York. Volume V, the Central Area. P 225. London: RCHME

NMR Information

Full description

(SE 609285208-O.S 1/2500, 1962)

1. STONEGATE (north-west side)

No 52 and (formerly listed as No 35)

SE 6052 SW 27/598 14.6.54


C15 with later alterations. Was originally part of the prebandal house of Ampleforth. Timber frame rendered; 3 storeys; overhangs at 1st and 2nd floors; 2 bow windows to middle storey; moulded wood eaves; pantiles. Ground storey mainly modern but retains C18 reeded pilaster doorcase with enriched consoles, moulded entablature, panelled soffit, plain semi-circular fanlight, and 6-panelled door. (RCHM Vol V, Monument 470).

1 List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. p330 City of York, June 1983.
2 List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. District of York, 14-MAR-1997

BF061197 52 STONEGATE, 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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Jun 20 2020 11:21AM


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