Building record MYO1287 - 37-9 Low Petergate and 51 Stonegate


37-9 Low Petergate, including number 51 Stonegate. Four storey house and shop constructed in 1827-28, with a new shopfront inserted in the late 19th century.


Grid reference Centred SE 6030 5208 (11m by 10m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

37-9 LOW PETERGATE includes No.51 STONEGATE. House with shop, now shop and offices. 1827-28; late C19 shopfront. Red brick in English bond with timber mutule cornice; timber shopfront with cast-iron columns; slate roof with brick stack.

EXTERIOR: 4-storey, 4-bay curved front. Shopfront framed in panelled pilasters with broad fascia and dentilled and brattished cornice on shaped brackets: plate glass windows with transoms, glazed corner door with overlight and glazed and panelled upstairs door at left end, separated by fluted Corinthian columns. Shop window sills are concave and retain lettering advertising HARDCASTLE SILVERSMITH and JEWELLER. Windows on first and second floors are 12-pane sashes, first floor ones taller; on third floor, squat 6-pane sashes; all have painted stone sills and flat arches of gauged brick.

INTERIOR: not inspected. RCHM record that many original fittings survive, including a fireplace of veined black marble and staircase with square balusters. Nos 37 and 39 were first listed on 24/06/83.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 193). Listing NGR: SE6030752084

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

House and Shop, Nos. 37, 39, was built in 1827–8 when the corner with Stonegate was improved (YG, 19 Jan. 1828). It is of four storeys, with an elevation, partly curved round the corner, of fine red brick in English bond, sash windows with recessed frames, and a timber Doric cornice; the attractive shop front is of the later 19th century. The interior, with two rooms on each upper floor, retains many original fittings, including a chimney-piece of veined black marble and staircase with square balusters.

City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 193. Monument 352

NMR Information

Full description

(SE 60315209-O.S 1/2500, 1962)

1. LOW PETERGATE 5343 (south-west side)

Nos 37 and 39 SE 6052 SW 27/916


2. Includes No 51 Stonegate. 1827-8. Brick; 4 storeys; curved corner on left-hand side; 4 recessed sash windows with flat brick arches; mutular eaves cornice; slate roof following curve of rounded corner. Good later C19 shop front with slender columns and dentil cornice. Interior retains some original features. (RCHM Vol. V, Monument 352.)

Sources ?


Title (& comments)






1 List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. p179 City of York, June 1983.
2 List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. District of York, 14-MAR-1997

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 2:01PM


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