Building record MYO1396 - 20-22 High Petergate


A pair of houses built circa 1840, with shop front inserted in the late 19th century. Now in use as shops and offices.


Grid reference SE 6018 5219 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Pair of houses, now shops and offices. c1840; late C19 shopfronts, altered. Pink-grey brick in Flemish bond; shopfront and doorcases of timber; timber guttering on paired block brackets; pantile roof with brick stacks.

EXTERIOR: 3-storey 4-window front. Four doorways, two contained within shopfront at right, and framed in pilasters beneath frieze and minimal cornice on grooved brackets: doorcase to No.20 is of fluted half-elliptical columns with imposts, adjacent one of plain pilasters, both with flat cornice hoods. Doors are of 6 flush panels, with divided overlights, except shop door which is glazed and panelled. Shop window is of plate glass over brick riser. Remaining ground floor windows and those on first floor are 16-pane sashes; on second floor, unequal 12-pane sashes: all have narrow painted stone sills and slightly cambered brick arches, those to No.22 on first floor painted.

INTERIOR: not inspected.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 181). Listing NGR: SE6018552191

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

Houses, Nos. 20-22, form a four-bay range, three storeys high, of Flemish-bonded stock brick with hung-sash windows. The two houses were built for the Dean and Chapter by the Minster stoneyard staff under the supervision of Mr. Taylor, the head mason, and were leased in 1840 to Richard Ealand and William Thackray (YML, H10(2), ff. 202-4; wn, ff. 136-8). Originally each property had an entrance doorway to the left of each ground-floor window, one doorway leading to a through-passageway and one to a passage serving the staircase. No. 20 has ans L-shaped three-room plan, No. 22 a smaller two-room plan. A cellar under No. 20 contains 18th-century brickwork.

1981. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York. Volume V, the Central Area. P 182. London: RCHME. Monument 323

NMR Information

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

BF061012 20-22 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 10 2020 3:32PM


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