Building record MYO1254 - 57 Low Petergate and 1 Grape Lane


Number 57 Low Petergate, including number 1 Grape Lane, formerly known as 39 Low Petergate. A house built in the early 17th century, refronted and raised in the early 19th century, when the building became a shop. The Grape Lane front was rebuilt in the later 19th century and the 19th century shop front has been altered.


Grid reference Centred SE 6033 5206 (11m by 20m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

Formerly known as: No.39 LOW PETERGATE. Formerly known as: No.3 (Northern Part) GRAPE LANE. Includes: No.1 GRAPE LANE. House. Early C17; refronted and raised in early C19; Grape Lane front rebuilt later in C19; altered C19 shopfront. Front block timber-framed, refronted in orange-grey brick in Flemish bond; timber cornice; pantile roof.

EXTERIOR: 4-storey 1-window front to Low Petergate. Shopfront framed in plain pilasters, fascia and cornice: plate glass windows over sunk-panel risers and glazed and panelled corner door. Window on first floor is 16-pane sash, on second floor 12-pane sash, on third floor unequal 9-pane sash, all with narrow painted sills and channelled lintels. Grape Lane front: 3 storeys and attic; 4 windows. Shopfront returns at right end from Low Petergate; 1 Grape Lane has C20 shopfront. 16-pane sash on ground floor has panelled shutters. Windows on first and second floors generally are 16-pane sashes with painted stone sills and channelled lintels or cambered brick arches, with 2-light casements inserted in each floor of No.1 Grape Lane. Dentilled and modillioned cornice from Low Petergate front returns at right end: plain parapet to remainder.

INTERIOR: not inspected. RCHM records some close framing in the first-floor front rom, and on the second floor an exposed post and an axial beam with original attic floor joists pegged to it. 3 early C18 doors. 1 Grape Lane was first listed on 19/08/71.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 194). Listing NGR: SE6033652057

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

House, No. 57, of three and four storeys, stands at the corner of Grape Lane. It is now of 19th-century appearance, but was built in the early 17th century as a two-bay timber-framed range of three storeys and attic, jettied at the front towards Petergate. In the early 19th century the jetties were cut back , a new front wall of brick was built, and it was heightened to four full storeys. In the later 19th century when Grape Lane was widened, the side elevation was rebuilt and the main frontage and surviving framing inside reduced to one bay width. The long, three-storeyed wing at the rear facing Grape Lane may also contain timber framing but has been so much altered that it makes no recognisable pattern.

The front elevation, of common brick with red brick dressings, has sash windows with stuccoed heads, a timber dentil cornice and modern shop front. The side elevation, though later, is of similar brick; a short length of timber corniceand two stuccoed window heads were probably reused from the demolished part of the front elevation. Inside, there is some cased framing in the first-floor front room, and on the second floor an exposed post with enlarged head and an axial-beam with original attic-floor joists pegged to it. The 17th-century roof has gone except for the foot of one rafter. The fittings are all modern except for three early 18th-century doors.

Monument 357. 1981. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York. Volume V, the Central Area. P 194. London: RCHME

NMR Information

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

BF061030 57 LOW PETERGATE, 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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Record last edited

May 17 2020 3:32PM


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