Building record MYO1492 - 13-15 Goodramgate


A pair of timber framed houses built in the medieval period. The buildings were remodelled in the mid 19th century and extensively rebuilt as shops, with flats above, circa 1972.


Grid reference Centred SE 6053 5217 (21m by 19m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Formerly known as: Nos.10-13 GOODRAMGATE. Two houses, now shops and flats. Mid C19 remodelling of two medieval structures; extensively rebuilt c1972. MATERIALS: both buildings originally timber-framed. Front rendered and white-washed with timber guttering on paired modillions; rear of No.13 of orange-brown brick in stretcher bond; rear of No.15 of yellow-brown brick. Slate roof at front, pantile at rear.

EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attics; 4-window front, first floors jettied. No.13 has shopfront with sunk panel jambs, plain fascia and projecting modillion cornice on heavy grooved consoles; glazed and panelled door is recessed between half-canted plate glass windows over sunk panel risers. At right end is C20 panelled passage door. No.15 has two shopfronts with plain jambs and fascia, and projecting continuous moulded cornice on shaped brackets. Left shop has disused glazed and panelled door recessed to right of 4-light window with shaped mullions over sunk panel riser. Right shop has part-glazed door to left of plate glass window. First floor windows are 1-pane sashes, attic windows gabled half-dormers with 4-pane sashes: all have painted sills. First floor windows and dormer gables have pierced scalloped bargeboards with finials.

INTERIOR: posts and wall-plates visible in places on ground floor, embedded in later fabric.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 135). Listing NGR: SE6053752177

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

House, No. 13, of the 15th or early 16th century, is timber-framed, in two bays, with the first floor jettied on the front elevation. Originally of two storeys, it was heightened in the 19th century to provide a semi-attic, and the general appearance is now of the latter date and uniform with the adjacent building, No. 15. The front elevation is rendered and there are Victorian gablets with shaped barge-boards over the first-floor and dormer windows. The back elevation is mostly obscured by an early 19th-century addition; the only original part visible is at the S.E. end where the corner-post confirms the absence of a jetty on this side. This post has a curved brace to the wall-plate. Inside, very little framing can be seen. Part of the original central crown-post roof truss survives embedded in a partition in the attic; the bracing of the crown-post and the collar-purlin have probably been removed, and the rest of the roof has been rebuilt.

House, No. 15, built probably in the 16th or 17th century, is timber-framed and was originally of two storeys but heightened in the 19th century to provide a semi-attic, in a similar manner to No. 13 adjoining. The framing is of two bays, with the first floor jettied to the front. The S.W. end wall was not closed, indicating that it was either built up against an existing building or that the range formerly extended further. On the first floor of the S.W. bay are posts in the front wall with heads jowled in the wall-plane, suggesting a gabled roof facing the street. Very little framing is otherwise visible, and the existing roof is a later rebuild.

The front elevation is rendered and has Victorian gablets over windows and dormers to match No. 13. At the back is a large chimney, possibly 17th-century, together with later additions (see also No. 17 (186)). On the first floor is an early 19th-century reeded chimney-piece.

Monument 184-185; City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 135

NMR Information

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

BF060612 13 GOODRAMGATE, YORK File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued.

BF060613 15 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 11 2020 3:21PM


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