Building record MYO1269 - 45-47 Low Petergate


Numbers 45-7 Low Petergate, a pair of houses with shops built in the mid 19th century, with later alterations and shopfronts.


Grid reference Centred SE 6031 5207 (16m by 17m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Two houses with shops. Mid C19 with later alteration and shopfronts. Orange-grey brick in Flemish bond, rear in English garden-wall bond; timber shopfronts and modillion eaves cornice; slate roof with brick stacks.

EXTERIOR: 3-storey 4-window front. Double shopfront framed in plain surround with broad fascia and dentilled cornice: plate glass windows flank panelled central passage door with overlight. Windows on first floor are 12-pane sashes with slender glazing bars, cambered brick arches and painted stone sill band; second floor windows are similar, with painted stone sills. Rear: 12-pane sash windows with sills.

INTERIOR: of No.47: fine cantilevered staircase around oval well, from cellar to second floor, has turned stick balusters and serpentine handrail. At foot of stair, 4-panel door beneath bordered overlight opens on to through passage. Original back room has cast-iron range in plain fireplace; moulded ceiling cornice.

Listing NGR: SE6031552078

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

The heritage significance of No. 47 Low Petergate is primarily derived from the architectural and historic interest of its physical fabric. This is principally embodied in the historic and evidential value of the fabric of the building as an example of a mid-19th shop and residential unit, in particular:
- The overall composition and design of the Low Petergate shop frontage
- The retained intelligibility of the internal layout
- The central cantilevered staircase
- The historic ranges on ground and basement floors (blocked in and revealed)
- Other fixtures and fittings of minor historic interest, such as skirting boards, cornice, sash windows,
window surround and paneling, and wooden door surrounds.

NMR Information

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

BF061023 45-47 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.

Pegasus Group, 2017, 47 Low Petergate HER ST (Unpublished document). SYO1978.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: Pegasus Group. 2017. 47 Low Petergate HER ST.
  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.

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Record last edited

May 17 2020 3:08PM


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