Building record MYO1403 - 3 High Petergate


House, early C18 with earlier origins; C20 alterations.


Grid reference SE 6013 5221 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

House, now estate agency and clinic. Early C18 with earlier origins; C20 alterations. Painted brick in Flemish bond at front, with timber guttering on paired block modillions; rear of orange-brown brick in stretcher bond; pantile roof.

EXTERIOR: 3-storey 5-bay front. C20 double doors between meagre pilasters, with two 12-pane sash windows to left, one 16-pane sash to right: plain cornice overall. First floor has three 12-pane sashes to left, one 16-pane sash to right; on second floor, four unequal 9-pane sashes and one blocked opening in centre. 4-course raised brick bands to first and second floors. At right end of first floor, firemark. Rear: 2 storeys and attics; twin-gabled bays. Fenestration altered; one 16-pane sash retains segmental brick arch. Raised brick bands to first and attic floors.

INTERIOR: first floor front room lined with C17 panelling; marble fireplace with hob grate.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 182). Listing NGR: SE6014152207

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

House, No. 3, double-fronted, was built of brick in the early 18th century but contains fragments of an earlier timber-framed structure, including a large chimney between front and back rooms. Some alterations were made in the 19th century but the building was more drastically altered c. 1970. At the front the house is three storeys high but at the back the second-floor rooms are attics and the roof has two gables.

The front elevation has plat-bands at the upper-floor levels. Originally there were five openings to each floor, but the ground floor has been much altered; on the first floor one window now replaces two, and on the top floor one window is blocked. The plat-bands are repeated at the back, where the windows have also been much altered. On plan the house is now rectangular but the earlier framed house may have been L-shaped. At the back of the chimney the original fireplace is blocked; the opening was more than 9 ft. wide, spanned by a stop-chamfered timber bressummer. On the first floor, in the larger front room is a marble fire surround of the early 18th century, containing an early Victorian iron grate; the smaller front room is lined with 17th-century panelling in five heights. The staircase is modern.

City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 182. Monument 326

NMR Information

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

BF061001 3 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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Record last edited

May 10 2020 5:11PM


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