Building record MYO1266 - 78 Low Petergate and 82-4 Goodramgate


Number 78 Low Petergate, including 82-4 Goodramgate, formerly known as 57 Low Petergate. A pair of houses, now in use as shops and offices. Number 78 was built in the early 17th century and the right side of the building was rebuilt in the late 18th century when number 82 Goodramgate was built. Both buildings were converted to shops in the late 19th century.


Grid reference Centred SE 6043 5198 (14m by 18m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Formerly known as: No.57 LOW PETERGATE. Includes: No.82 GOODRAMGATE. Two houses, now shops and offices. No.78 Low Petergate early C17, right side rebuilt late C18; No.82 Goodramgate late C18; later alterations to both and altered late C19 shopfronts.

MATERIALS: No.78 Low Petergate timber-framed with stuccoed front; right return of orange-brown brick in stretcher bond; No.82 Goodramgate of orange-brown brick in Flemish bond; timber shopfronts; pantile roof with stone coping and brick kneelers to No.78 Low Petergate, slate roof to No.82 Goodramgate; brick stacks to both.

EXTERIOR: Low Petergate front: 3 storeys, 2 bays, with jettied first and second floors. Shopfront returned on right side has corner glazed and panelled double doors: shop windows are of plate glass over carved panel risers: openings framed in plain pilasters with frieze and shaped panel fascia decorated with sunk quatrefoils. First floor windows are 4-pane sashes, second floor 3x6-pane Yorkshire sashes. Goodramgate front: gable wall to No.78 Low Petergate to left of 3-storey 2-window front to No.82 Goodramgate. Gable end has 4-pane sash windows on first and second floors, blocked opening with cambered head in attic. No.82 Goodramgate has plain shopfront with plate glass window beneath deep fascia and cornice incorporating roller blind. To left, door of 6 fielded panels and patterned overlight, in plain pilaster doorcase with beaded panel frieze and moulded cornice. Windows on first and second floors are 4-pane sashes with painted sills and 1-course segmental brick arches. 3-course raised brick first and second floor bands.

INTERIOR: that part of No.82 Goodramgate incorporated in No.78 Low Petergate has close string staircase with Chinese fret balustrade and ramped-up moulded handrail from ground to second floor. First floor corner room has moulded cornice. No.82 Goodramgate formerly listed separately on 19/08/71.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 146; 193). Listing NGR: SE6043351993

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

House, No. 78, at the corner of Goodramgate, is an early 17th-century, three-storeyed, timber-framed building, two bays long, with upper floors jettied to Petergate only. A third bay at the S>E> end was probably removed when Goodramgate was widened in 1771. The elevation to Petergate is rendered and painted but the S.E. gable wall has exposed brick facing. The ground floor is used as shop premises and on each of the upper floors are two rooms with a later chimney between them.

Monument 351: 1981. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York. Volume V, the Central Area. P 193. London: RCHME

Glazed tile removed from ground floor original timber (oak) panel in 2019. The panelling measured 2.05m in width and 1.92m in height and formed a triangular section of timber that followed the angle of the staircase above. The exposed woodwork appeared to be contemporary with the existing formation of the staircase. 14 panels were exposed. SYO2185

NMR Information

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

BF061044 78 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.

The Jessop Consultancy, 2019, 78 Petergate GF Panelling (Unpublished document). SYO2185.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Unpublished document: The Jessop Consultancy. 2019. 78 Petergate GF Panelling.
  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.
  • --- Monograph: RCHME. 1981. City of York Volume V: The Central Area.

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Record last edited

May 27 2020 1:42PM


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