Building record MYO1470 - 31 and 33 Goodramgate


Timber framed house of 15th century origin, remodelled and extended circa 1700. The building was refronted in the late 18th century and subdivided and altered in the mid 19th century. Alterations in the 20th century included the change of use to shops.


Grid reference SE 6048 5214 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

House, now shop. Probably C15 in origin, remodelled and extended c1700; refronted in late C18; sub-divided and altered in mid C19; shopfront and partial re-roofing C20. Timber-framed, encased in orange-brown brick in random bond, rear partly of orange-pink brick in English garden-wall bond; brick dentil cornice and brick stacks to pantile roof.

EXTERIOR: 3-storey 3-window front. Shopfront incorporates glazed and panelled shop door at each end, and door of 6 raised and fielded panels with overlight at right of centre; 2 shop windows are bowed, and all have small-pane glazing. First and second floor windows are 12-pane sashes with renewed sills and flat brick arches, second floor windows squatter. Rear: 4-pane fixed light staircase window; 2 x 6-pane Yorkshire sash on first floor; squat 6-pane fixed light on second floor.

INTERIOR: substantial remains of timber-frame visible throughout building, including length of outer wall to No.29 (qv) on first floor. Close string staircase with turned balusters, square newels with attached half balusters and flat moulded handrail rises substantially intact to second floor. First floor: in centre front room, fireplace with moulded jambs, rosettes and plain shelf; two 3-panel doors survive, one between front rooms, one to cupboard in passage. Second floor: in centre front room, cast-iron fireplace and grate, and in right end room complete range by Hill of York. Part of gable wall in rear room lined with section of shaped wainscot: a variety of panelled doors survive, one with part of a leather hinge, one of L-hinges. Painted plaster possibly c1700; alternatively contemporary with timber-framing and possibly C15.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 136). Listing NGR: SE6048852144

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

House and Shop, Nos. 31, 33, of three storeys, is of 18th-century brick with a pantiled roof; it encases a timber-framed range, three bays long, of uncertain date, and has been much altered and modernised but contains exposed ceiling beams and joists inside the ground floor.

Monument 191; City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 136

NMR Information

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

BF060625 31-33 GOODRAMGATE, 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 12 2020 3:28PM


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