Building record MYO1463 - 1 King's Square and 85-89 Goodramgate


1 King's Square, 85-9 Goodramgate. Brick building of four storeys with basement, built circa 1800 as a house and shop. The building also has a 2 bay elevation onto Goodramgate comprising numbers 85-89. The shop was altered in 1995.


Grid reference SE 6044 5197 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

Includes: No.1 KING'S SQUARE. Houses with shops; now shop and offices. Early C19, extended in mid C19; C20 shopfront. Orange-brown brick in Flemish and English garden-wall bonds; timber guttering and cornice; slate roofs with brick stack. Shopfront with round arcaded windows and glazed doors extends through both fronts.

EXTERIOR: Goodramgate has 4-storey 2-window front to corner block and 3-storey 3-window range to left: King's Square has 3-window front to corner block and 4-storey 2-window extension to right. Corner block has 12-pane sashes on first and second floors of both fronts, those on first floor taller; on third floor, unequal 9-pane sashes; all have painted stone sills and flat arches of orange gauged brick. Extension to King's Square repeats fenestration with arches of common brick. Both parts have prominent moulded cornice on paired modillions with fluted bowl rainwater head at left end of Goodramgate front. 3-storey range on Goodramgate has two 16-pane sashes on both upper floors, and 12-pane sash to right, all with painted stone sills and cambered arches of orange brick; guttering is on paired modillions.

INTERIOR: not inspected.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 141). Listing NGR: SE6044851977

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

House, Nos. 85, 87, 89, and 1 King's Square, of four storeys with a basement, was built c. 1800 and extended to the S.E. in the mid 19th century. It has been much altered and converted to commercial showrooms.

Monument 202; City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 141

NMR Information

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

BF060644 1 KING'S SQUARE, 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

Jun 15 2020 11:00AM


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