Building record MYO1207 - 45-49 Micklegate and 1 St Martin's Lane (St Martin's House)


A three storey (with attics and cellars) building with a four bay front on to Micklegate and a three bay front to St. Martin's Lane, with a curved corner bay. The roof is of slate with brick stacks and three gabled dormers. The building is late Victorian of cream brick operating for many years as a public house and renovated in 2010.


Grid reference Centred SE 5997 5162 (18m by 30m)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (6)

Full Description

Includes: No.1 St Martin's House ST MARTIN'S LANE. Shops, offices and public house. Mid C19. Greyish cream brick in Flemish bond, part with bracketed moulded cornice; ashlar dressings; slate roof with brick stacks; three gabled dormers with round-headed lights, one C20 replacement to public house.

EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, with cellars and attics; 4-bay front to Micklegate, 3-bay front to St Martin's Lane, and curved corner bay. Micklegate front: paired cellar windows beneath heavy continuous lintel. Doors to Nos 45 and 47, approached by steps, recessed to right of paired sash windows. Openings are round-arched with keyblocks and moulded impost bands, on centre shafts with crocket capitals. Public house windows have 4-centred arches with triple keyblocks and centre shaft with crocket capital. Triple keyed segmental carriage arch at right end closed by ramped-up three-leaf folding door with trellised inserts. On first floor, windows are of paired trefoil-headed sashes recessed beneath 2-centred arches, with blind quatrefoils in tympana, on jamb shafts with crocket capitals. Triple keyblocks to arches. Moulded window sills on brackets carry low parapets pierced by roundels. Square-headed windows on second floor are paired with chamfered lintels, continued to form impost band to semicircular relieving arches. Band of cogged brick beneath ashlar sills. All windows are 1-pane sashes. St Martin's Lane front: round-arched centre doorway beneath corbelled round-arched hoodmould: steps up to panelled door with fanlight. Other details repeat those of Micklegate front, except that centre windows are not paired, and the first floor window has a stilted arch with trefoil in the tympanum. Same applies to corner bay, where windows are narrowed, and first floor one has trefoil in tympanum.

INTERIOR: of No.1 St Martin's Lane: open string staircase to attics with slender turned balusters and moulded, serpentine handrail, wreathed on balusters at foot; shaped treadends. Well has moulded cornice.
Listing NGR: SE5997151629

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

The building itself is a late Victorian construction with 4 floors and a large cellar. The frontage of the building is clad in white London bricks and the windows are a mixture of Edwardian, Georgian and modern styles and in various states of repair. As the building used to be owned by Scottish and Newcastle breweries, it had suffered the usual selective decay of most leased public houses in that the trading area on the ground floor had been maintained to a reasonable level, and the accommodation on the 2nd floor had been kept at a minimum level to make it habitable, whereas the first floor had no commercial value, and so had not been maintained since the 1970s when the building was last in private hands. Numerous alterations were made to restore the building in 2010 (see planning application 10/00966/LBC, from which this information was derived 5/4/2017)

NMR Information
613515 Architectural Survey Investigation by RCHME/EH Architectural Survey
BF060807 45-49 MICKLEGATE, YORK File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued

NMR, NMR data (Unassigned). SYO2214.

2010, Design and Access Statement (Typescript). SYO1956.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Typescript: 2010. Design and Access Statement.
  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.

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Record last edited

Feb 7 2020 12:23PM


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