Building record MYO1408 - 9 High Petergate and attached outbuilding


Formerly known as number 8 High Petergate. Includes cottage at rear of number 11 High Petergate. The house was built in the early 17th century, it was altered and the outbuildings added in the 18th century and a shopfront was inserted in the mid 19th century. The building was altered and extended in the 20th century.


Grid reference SE 6015 5219 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

Formerly known as: No.8 HIGH PETERGATE. Includes: Cottage at rear of No.11 HIGH PETERGATE. House and attached outbuildings; now restaurant. Early C17; altered and outbuilding added in early C18; mid C19 shopfront and alterations; further alterations and extensions in C20.

MATERIALS: timber-framed house with stucco front; rear of orange-brown brick in English garden-wall bond; slate roof, gabled to street in two parallel ranges; massive brick ridge stack to right range. Outbuildings of red brick in stretcher bond, partly rendered, with slate roofs, some hipped, and brick stacks.

EXTERIOR: house: 3 storeys and attics; twin gabled front with jettied first and second floors. Shopfront in plain surround with minimal cornice beneath first floor jetty: half-glazed door between large-pane windows with flat sills. Former passage door of 6 fielded panels with divided overlight at left end. First and second floors have 2-storey canted bay windows, with 20-pane sashes between 8-pane sashes. Second floor has 5-light casement windows with small-pane glazing and pent roofs.

Attic windows are 2x2-pane Yorkshire sashes. Rear: 3 storeys and attics; twin gabled front. Ground and first floors obscured by outbuilding: attic windows are squat 16-pane sashes. Moulded brick surround to blocked original window survives in right gable. Outbuildings: 1 and 2 storeys. Part entered through rear of No.9. Front towards No.11 (qv) has C20 1-storey pent extension containing board door at left end. Further left is 16-pane sash window with 1-course segmental brick arch; left again is louvred door beside 2x6-pane Yorkshire sash window. Rear towards No.7 (qv) partly hidden by garden wall: first floor has 12-pane sash windows and brick string course.

INTERIOR: ground floor: staircase to second floor has close string, turned balusters, square newels with attached half balusters and moulded ramped-up handrail: plain fireplace with early C19 hob grate. Second floor: front room to right has brick fireplace with 3-centred arch: in back room, stone fireplace has incised keyblock and cast-iron grate: to right is plank cupboard door on H-hinges. Timber-frame exposed in various parts of building: on second floor, frame, walls and partitions survive virtually intact. Attic: roof of collar rafter trusses, rafters carried on the backs of single purlins: partition walls of studs with plastered brick infill: 2- and 3-panel doors. Part of outbuilding is in ownership of the occupants of No.11 (qv).

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 183). Listing NGR: SE6015252198

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

House, No. 9, is a large 17th-century double-gabled timber-framed building of three storeys and attics, with an 18th-century two-storey brick extension, shared with No. 11, at the rear. Above a modern shop front, all storeys of the stuccoed N.E. front elevation are jettied. Canted bays, rising through the first and second storeys, were added in the late 18th century. The double gables are lit by Yorkshire sash windows. The rear elevation has been faced in brick. The original fenestration, which included moulded brick reveals, has been altered and now comprises irregularly-spaced flush-framed sash windows. A moulded brick string between the second floor and attic has been cut back. The rear wing, which masks the right side of the rear elevation, has a brick string-course between the floors and sash windows to the first floor.

There is a large transverse chimney-breast between front and back rooms of the N.W. portion of the main building, and a staircase in the S. corner, with a passage to the rear wing on the ground floor skirting it. The staircase, of the second quarter of the 18th century, has square-knopped turned balusters, a close string, and a moulded ramped handrail. There are some doors with six fielded panels of the same period. Transverse beams are framed into the main axial beams. Partition walls are of vertical studding, and the timber-framed end walls have posts with downward braces and vertical studs. There is a good Carron-type grate to an early 19th-century ground-floor fireplace, and on the second floor another Carron-type grate with a damaged stone surround of the second quarter of the 18th century in the back room, and a 17th-century fireplace with a three-centred brick arch in the main front room.

'Houses: Petergate', in An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in City of York, Volume 5, Central (London, 1981). Monument 329

NMR Information

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

BF061006 9 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 14 2020 3:19PM


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