SE6052SW HIGH PETERGATE 1112-1/27/454 (South West side) 14/06/54 Nos.5 AND 5A
Formerly known as: No.6 HIGH PETERGATE. House, now shop and offices. c1700 with early C19 alteration and extension: C20 shopfront. Front of painted brick in Flemish bond with timber doorcase and eaves cornice; rear of orange-brown brick in stretcher bond; pantile roof, hipped at front, gabled at rear; slate roofs to extensions; brick stack. EXTERIOR: 3-storey 4-bay front. Doorcase of plain pilasters with moulded imposts and fluted impost band has door of 6 fielded panels and semicircular fanlight beneath moulded cornice on carved scrolled brackets. To right is shopfront with half-glazed door and 3-light bow window: at far left, partly blocked 1-pane sash window. To right of first floor is tripartite bow window with curved 4-pane sash in centre; to left, a tall 1-pane sash window with painted sill. On second floor, four 1-pane sash windows with painted sills. Stepped brick bands to first and second floors. Eagle firemark to left of bow widow on first floor. Moulded dentilled eaves cornice, broken at centre by moulded rainwater head inscribed 1763 initialled MT; original rainwater goods with rosette clamps. Rear: 3-storey twin-gabled front, with projecting staircase block in centre, flanked by later lower extensions. Irregular fenestration includes one 12-pane sash to staircase block, and 2x6-pane Yorkshire sash on first floor of extension to right. INTERIOR: cantilevered geometric staircase rises from ground to first floor; stairs have shaped treadends, stick balusters and serpentine handrail, wreathed at foot around turned newel on shaped curtail step. Deep elliptical arch with fluted soffit on paired fluted pilasters with imposts at rear of stairhall; behind is similar, single arch beyond small plaster vaulted hall. Hall ceiling bordered in reeded mouldings. First floor: moulded round arch at stairhead. Stairwell ceiling has wide moulded plaster cornice. Reeded doorcases lead to main rooms. At rear, winder staircase leads to second floor, having turned balusters, square newels with attached half balusters and flat moulded and ramped-up handrail: matching moulded dado rail. Front room fully lined in fielded panelling with moulded dado rail and cornice; fireplace and overmantel flanked by fluted Ionic pilasters. (City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 183).
Listing NGR: SE6014252208