Building record MYO1242 - 81 Low Petergate


Formerly known as 50 Low Petergate. Timber framed house constructed during the 15th century, the rear of the building was rebuilt in the early 18th century. An outbuilding was added in the 19th century and the house was converted into a shop.


Grid reference SE 6038 5201 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

Formerly known as: No.50 LOW PETERGATE. House, now shop. C15, rebuilt at rear in early C18 and extended at various dates; altered C19 shopfront. Timber-framed, stucco at front, rear of orange-brown brick in stretcher bond; tile roof with brick stacks.

EXTERIOR: 3-storey 1 gabled bay to street, with jettied first and second floors. Shopfront has 2-light plate glass window with convex sill, over moulded panel riser; half-glazed door to left and C20 passage door with glazed lights at right. Windows are Yorkshire sashes, of 4x6-panes on first floor, 2x9-panes on second floor. Rear: casement window beneath 1-course segmental brick arch on upper floor.

INTERIOR: not inspected.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 196). Listing NGR: SE6038152010

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

House, No. 81 is a timber-framed 15th-century building of three-storeys and of two bays depth. A narrower timber-framed range of three storeys was added to the rear and was originally longer than the present single bay. It's S.W. rear gable end, rebuilt in brickwork in the 18th century, incorporates posts to the angles with evidence for continuation of the range.

The stuccoed and painted N.E. street elevation has both upper storeys jettied above a modern shop front, and at the side is a through-passage. A large 19th-century window lights the first floor and there is a Yorkshire sash window above. The S.W. rear elevation has stucco-rendering to the original gable-end., and the added wing, of slightly less height, is in brick with brick coping. At the western angleof the gable is a post with enlarged head and below the shortened wall-plate is a mortice for a brace. Modern outbuildings cover the ground floor and part of the first floor. Internally little remains, apart from an exposed cambered tie-beam with a curved brace to the central truss at second floor.

Monument 365. 1981. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York. Volume V, the Central Area. P 196. London: RCHME

NMR Information

Full description
(SE 60385201-O.S 1/2500, 1962)

1. LOW PETERGATE 5343 (south-west side)

No 81 (formerly listed as No 50)

SE 6052 SW 27/457 14.6.54


C15 with later alterations. Timber frame stuccoed; 3 storeys; oversailing upper storeys; one large C19 window at 1st storey and one Yorkshire sliding sash window at second storey; stuccoed gable; rainwater head at Left-hand side dated 1763. Small C19 shop front with modern glazing.
(RCHM Vol. V, Monument 365.)

1 List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. p183-84 City of York, June 1983
2 List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. District of York, 14-MAR-1997

BF061046 81 LOW PETERGATE: BUILDINGS FILE 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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Record last edited

May 21 2020 7:28PM


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