Building record MYO1343 - 11 Lady Peckett's Yard


Number 11 Lady Peckitts Yard, also known as Two houses at Rear and South East of Sir Thomas Herberts House in The Pavement. A pair of houses built in the 15th century, rebuilt and extended circa 1700, extended and partially rebuilt in the late 19th century, with further alterations in the early 20th century. Now in uise as shops and offices.The circa 1700 alterations were carried out for John Peckitt, Lord Mayor of York in 1702.


Grid reference SE 6050 5175 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire


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Formerly known as: 2 houses at rear and SE of Sir Thomas Herbert's House in the Pavement LADY PECKITT'S YARD. House, now shop and offices. C15, rebuilt and extended c1700; late C19 extension; early C20 alteration and partial rebuilding. Rebuilding c1700 for John Peckitt, Lord Mayor 1702. MATERIALS: timber-framed core, rebuilt on brick chamfered plinth in orange-red brick, the front in Flemish bond with timber cornice, rear of English garden-wall bond; C19 extension in orange brick in stretcher bond; alterations and rebuilding in various brick in English and stretcher bonds. Pantile roof with brick stacks. EXTERIOR: 3-storey L-shaped front with C15 bay to right and 3-bay extension wing to left. Wing has C20 door at left end, two 4-pane sashes to right, and glazed oeil-de-boeuf in cogged brick surround at right end; first and second floor windows are 2-light square lattice casements; all openings have flat arches of gauged brick, those on second floor behind boldly projecting moulded cornice on scrolled and foliated consoles. Over door and to right of second floor are blind oeil-de-boeuf in cogged brick surrounds. Heavy moulded brick cornice below second floor, continued over front of C15 range. C15 range has through passage on ground floor: on first and second floors, full height lugged panel of raised brick contains square-headed Venetian window on each floor. Eaves cornice continues from wing. Rear of both parts have C20 doors and cross windows with square lattice casements. Extension has 4-pane sashes with stone sills and cambered brick arches on first and second floors. INTERIOR: wing: staircase rises from ground floor to attic, with moulded close string, stair treads with sunk panel risers, bulbous balusters and heavy moulded handrail on square newels with pendants and ball finials. Stairwell and first and second floor passages lined with moulded dado panelling. Blocked doorway with pulvinated frieze and moulded cornice at foot of stairs; on landing between first and second floors a 2-panel door. Ground floor room lined in 3 heights of moulded panelling beneath moulded cornice; semicircular alcove cupboard in keyed round-arched architrave on tall pedestals with shaped scroll-bracketed shelves. In first floor passage, 2-panel door on half H-hinge; doorcase to room in C15 range has pulvinated frieze and cornice hood. Second floor room lined with moulded panelling in 2 heights beneath pulvinated cornice; fireplace with pulvinated frieze, cornice shelf and panelled overmantel between sunk panel
pilasters: cupboard door on H-L hinges. Roof carried on cranked principal trusses with collars. C15 range, first floor: exposed timber-framing including post, dragon beam, joists and chamfer stopped beams. Plastered fireplace with chamfer stopped segmental arched surround. (City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 177).
Listing NGR: SE6050351758

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

NMR information:

5343 Pavement

No 11 (formerly listed as 2 houses at rear and south-east of Sir Thomas Herbert's House in the Pavement) SE 6051 NE 17/293 14.6.54 SE 6051 NW 28/293

Mid C16 with later alterations. C17 and later brick to original timber frame; 3 storeys plus attic. North and east sides facing Lady Peckitt's Yard: Heavy moulded brick string-course at 2nd floor; 4 blocked oval windows in raised brick surrounds; restored 2-light casement windows with transoms in later part of east side; heavy moulded eaves cornice on scrolled and foliated consoles. The building extends across an alleyway above which in each storey is a 3-light window with strap-work ornament, set in a slightly projecting panel. The interior is generally much altered but has some exposed timber framing and the north wing early C18 staircase (? reset) and panelling in the ground storey. (RCHM Vol. V, Monument 312.)

1 List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest 165 City of York, June 1983.
2 List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest District of York, 14-MAR-1997

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Oct 27 2020 2:52PM


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