Building record MYO1037 - 1 Ogelforth and 14 Goodramgate


Two houses, now a restaurant. The houses were built in the early 18th century, altered and re-roofed in the early 19th century, with further alterations and shopfronts inserted in the 20th century.


Grid reference Centred SE 6052 5221 (14m by 16m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Formerly known as: No.20 OGLEFORTH. Includes: No.14 GOODRAMGATE. Two houses, now restaurant. Early C18, altered and re-roofed in early C19; further alterations and shopfront in C20.

MATERIALS: front of painted brick on brick plinth, with stone-coped painted brick parapet; rear of red-brown brick in random bond; pantile roof, hipped at corner, with brick coping and brick stacks; half-hipped dormers with wrought-iron corner scrolls and 2-light Yorkshire sashes.

EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attics; 3-window front to Ogleforth, 2-window front to Goodramgate. Ogleforth front has left end doorcase with sunk-panel jambs, cornice hood and 6-panel door beneath tall overlight. Shopfront returns at right end from Goodramgate. Two ground floor windows and two on first floor are 12-pane sashes with painted stone sills: third first floor window is 16-pane sash. All windows have painted flat arches of gauged brick. One ground floor window incorporates tier of re-used fielded panels. Goodramgate has shopfront with glazed corner door and 12-pane sash windows on first floor. Raised first floor band broken on both fronts by altered ground floor openings. Raised eaves band beneath tall parapet. Inverted bell rainwater heads dated 1774, initialled IH, one at right end of Goodramgate front, one in centre of Ogleforth front.

INTERIOR: Ogleforth house has brick fireplaces to cellar and ground floor: cellar fireplace has cambered timber lintel, ground floor one rebuilt re-using moulded timber lintel. Goodramgate house has original staircase from ground floor to attics, with slender turned balusters, square newels with attached half balusters and square moulded and ramped handrail. Rooms on first floor remodelled with moulded cornices and dado rails: one retains small hob grate in plain fireplace with segment-arched lintel. In attic, one room has heavily moulded round-arched fireplace. Roof of principal trusses with pegged through purlins.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 172). Listing NGR: SE6052752214

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

Houses, No. 1, and No. 14 Goodramgate, a pair, small and of two storeys with cellars and dormered attics, were built on an irregular site belonging to the prebend of South Newbald in the second quarter of the 18th century. They incorporate a large chimney-breast with a wide fireplace opening and some roof timbers from an earlier house.

The houses have a brick plinth, a plat-band with oversailing top course to first and attic-floor levels and a plain parapet. Much of the plinth and the first-floor plat-band are covered by the late 19th-century shop front of No. 14 Goodramgate. There were two doors to Ogleforth, one of 19th-century date and one earlier, but the earlier door has been replaced by a window in recent alterations. The latter door had a flat arch of gauged brickwork similar to that of the one ground-floor sash window; three hung-sash windows to Ogleforth and two to Goodramgate, all with arches similar to those on the ground floor, light the first floor. There are two rainwater heads, both with the date 1774 and initials IH for Jonathan Hopwood, who acquired the lease in that year (YML, wj).

Inside, both houses have two main rooms on each floor, although a single-storey wing extends the ground-floor accommodation of No. 14. The staircases have square newels with attached half-balusters, turned balusters with vase-shaped features below the round knop and short columns above, and square moulded and ramped handrails. They rise to the attic with close strings around a rectangular well, except in the two flights between ground and first floors of No. 14 Goodramgate. Here the long first flight rises three-quarters of the way between the floors and it and the remaining short flight to the first floor have an open string.

Monument 292; City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 172

NMR Information

List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. District of York, 14-MAR-1997

BF060947 1 OGLEFORTH, YORK File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued.

NMR, NMR data (Unassigned). SYO2214.

RCHME, 1981, City of York Volume V: The Central Area (Monograph). SYO65.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.
  • --- Monograph: RCHME. 1981. City of York Volume V: The Central Area.

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Jun 5 2020 11:56AM


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