Building record MYO1377 - 33-5 High Petergate, including number 60 Stonegate


60 Stonegate was originally part of a row of 4 houses built in the 14th century and was combined with 33 and 35 High Petergate in the early 17th century. The building was extended in the early 18th century, with further alterations and additions in the early 19th century. Shopfronts were inserted in the late 18th century. Timber framed buildings with plaster fronts.


Grid reference Centred SE 6028 5209 (27m by 21m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (7)

Full Description

Formerly known as: No.31 STONEGATE. Formerly known as: Nos.29 AND 30 HIGH PETERGATE. Includes: No.60 STONEGATE. No.60 Stonegate originally part of C14 row comprising Nos 54, 56 and 58 Stonegate (qv); combined with Nos 33 and 35 High Petergate probably in early C17; early C18 extension at rear of Nos 33 and 35 High Petergate: No.33 altered and wing added in early C19: late C19 shopfronts, incorporating early C19 doorcase to High Petergate, with altered glazing.

MATERIALS: timber-framed with plastered fronts, largely rendered at rear: extension wing of orange-brown brick in Flemish bond, rendered on gable end. Front range roofs pantile, slate at rear; wing has plain tile and pantile roof. Brick stacks and timber guttering, eaves cornices and bargeboards.

EXTERIOR: High Petergate front 3 storeys, 4 bays, end bays gabled with plain bargeboards and attic windows: Stonegate front 3 storeys 3 windows: first and second floors jettied on adjacent fronts with corner dragon post dated :ANNO:DO:1646. No.33A has door of 6 raised and fielded panels in moulded surround to right of large-pane shop window and altered shop door beneath continuous moulded cornice. To left, glazed and panelled door with divided overlight beside large-pane shop window. Further left, doorcase of sunk-panel pilasters with beaded consoles at the head has door of 6 raised and fielded panels and radial fanlight in moulded round arch with imposts and paterae in the spandrels.

Shop window to No.60 Stonegate has 3 lights over flush panel riser. Cased jetty plate forms continuous cornice to both. On first floor, window to left of centre is square oriel with paired 4-pane sashes, at right end a segmental bow with curved 8:12:8-pane sashes: between and at left end are paired 12-pane sashes. On second floor, paired 12-pane sash windows in left end bays; at right end, tripartite sash window with unequal 12-pane central sash; between, one 4-pane sash.

Modillioned cornice and guttering with inverted bell rainwater head. 'County' firemark beneath second floor windows to No.35. Stonegate front has glazed shop door recessed in flush panelled reveal between plate glass windows framed in plain pilasters. First floor windows are 12-pane sashes, on second floor one 2x9-pane Yorkshire sash. Modillioned eaves cornice with inverted bell rainwater head at left end.

INTERIOR: No.33 High Petergate. First floor: stairwell balustrade on first floor of stick balusters, turned newel and moulded handrail. Front room has blocked fireplace with reeded frieze, paterae and plain shelf. Room in rear wing has reeded door and window architraves, door of raised and fielded panels and two reeded elliptical arches, now blocked. Door of 6 sunk panels backed with raised and fielded panelling to second floor stairs.

Second floor: exposed timber-framing. Front room has sunk-panel door and blocked fireplace with shaped frieze and moulded shelf. Door to attic stairs of 3 raised and fielded panels. Interiors of No.35 High Petergate and No.60 Stonegate not accessible. In No.35 High Petergate, RCHM record late C18 staircase with splat balusters to top flight: in No.60 Stonegate, first floor room with decorative plaster ceiling; plank and muntin panelling on second floor. A number of 2- and 3-panel doors and part-glazed 6- and 8-panel doors survive in different parts of the building. (City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 186; 225-6).
Listing NGR: SE6028852095

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

Hoses and shops, Nos 33, 35, of three storeys and attics, consist of a long timber-framed range on the street frontage and later addition with brick walls at the rear. The framed range was probably two-storetyed originally, as a cross-beam visible inside the first floor is cambered, suggesting the tie-beam of a roof truss. The date of the first build is uncertain, but the additional second floor and attic has a roodf structure with clasped side-purlins indicating a late 16th or early 17th-century date; a small area of framing on the second floor has straight, downwrad bracing also characteristic of the latest phase of timber framing. The front elevation is rendered, has jettied upper floors, and a pantiled roof. The shop windows are late Victorian but one early 19th-century door with arched fanlight survives; the upper windows are sashed and include a segmental bow on the first floor. The first phase of the rear additions, built in the early 18th century, doubled the depth of the range; it has external rendering, later windows, and the roof is covered with slates. A few contemporary fittings inside include two and three-panelled doors and the upper part of the tsircase in No. 35, with splat balusters; the lowest flight is of the late 18th century. A small wing projecting further to the rear of No. 33 was added in the early 19th century. It is of brick in Flemish bond with a pantiled roof; inside are reeded door and window architraves. The staircase in No. 33, with square balusters, is of the same date.

1981. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York. Volume V, the Central Area. P 186. London: RCHME. Monument 337

NMR Information

Full description
(SE 60285209-O.S 1/2500, 1962)

5343 (south-west side)

Nos 33 and 35 (formerly listed as Nos 29
and 30)

SE 6052 SW 27/446 14.6.54


Includes No 60 Stonegate. Early-mid C15 and C17 alterations. Timber framed and rendered, pantiled roofs. Three storeys and attics, upper floors jettied. Part of roof rebuilt circa 1646. Two bays with oriel windows of C18 and C19 dates. Central 3-storey section has modillion eaves corncie. Small C19 shop
fronts with modern glazing. Return to Stonegate of 3 storeys, 3 window on first floor, all C18 sashes; and C18 modillion eaves cornice. Dragon beam with stout bracket visible on corner, inscribed ANO: D: 1646. (RCHM Vol. V, Monuments 337 and 471.)

1 List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. p.147 City of York, June 1983
2 List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. District of York, 14-MAR-1997

BF061018 33-35 HIGH 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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May 16 2020 4:36PM


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