Building record MYO1497 - The Golden Slipper Public House, 20 Goodramgate


A timber framed inn dating from the late 15th-early 16th century, with alterations in the 18th and 19th centuries. Now in use as a public house.


Grid reference SE 6051 5218 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

House, now public house. c1500, extended in C18 and raised in C19; further extension and remodelling in late C19.

MATERIALS: early structure timber-framed with rendered and white-washed front and inn front framed in timber; C18 extension of orange-brown brick in English garden-wall bond; front of late C19 extension of red brick in Flemish bond on painted stone plinth and with stone dressings, rear of orange-cream brick in English garden-wall bond. Slate roofs with brick stacks.

EXTERIOR: early part is 3-storeyed with attic; 1-window gabled front is jettied on first and second floors, second floor jettied also on right return where it has been underbuilt by The Royal Oak Public House (qv). Gable is finished with scalloped bargeboard with pointed finial. Extension to left is of 2 storeys with cellar and attic, and has 2-window front. 3-storey part has inn front of grooved pilasters with projecting modillioned cornice on grooved brackets, and disused double doors of raised and fielded panels to right, 2-light window with colonnette mullion over panelled riser to left. First and second floor windows are 1-pane sashes with shallow sills, and attic has squat 3-pane window in gable. Small fixed light in second floor return. Extension has cellar opening beneath ground floor window.

Doorcase to right, approached by stone steps, has cornice on carved scroll consoles, grooved pilaster jambs, and door and overlight in panelled reveal. To left is tripartite window with 1-pane sashes with shaped heads. Window surround has pilaster jambs with stone bases and imposts, faceted keyblock and incised frieze blocks beneath moulded cornice hood: moulded stone sill on shaped block brackets beneath. First floor windows are 1-pane sashes in round-arched surrounds with pilaster jambs with stone bases, moulded stone imposts and keyblock, and stone hoodmould returned on each side to form impost string; moulded stone sill band as on ground floor. Moulded dentilled and modillioned eaves cornice with heavy carved terminal bracket to left. Attic has box dormer with dentilled cornice on pilaster strips and 1-pane sash window; hipped roof has wrought-iron corner scrolls. Inn sign in the form of a moulded slipper in a wrought-iron surround projects between first floor windows. Rear: two gabled ranges, left one of 3 storeys and attic, right one of 3 storeys, both with C20 fenestration.

INTERIOR: not inspected.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 142). Listing NGR: SE6051152188

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

Golden Slipper, p.h., No. 20, of three storeys, attics and cellars, is of timber framing and brick, with slated roofs. The N.E. half of the building includes a framed range of late 15th or early 16th-century date, gabled to the street and two bays deep. It has jettied floors on the front and the second floor also overhangs on the N.E. side, where there must originally have been an alley, though now it overlaps the adjacent Royal Oak p.h. This floor, with an irregular projection, has evidently been rebuilt, but the existence of an original jettied floor on two sides is proved by a shaped corner-post, with brattishing. The wall is now rendered and has 19th-century detailing. At the rear is an 18th-century addition in brick, of three storeys and heightened to include an attic in the 19th century. The interior has been much altered and the S.W. half of the building is wholly of the later 19th century.

Monumtent 211; City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 142

NMR Information

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

BF060616 THE ROYAL OAK PUBLIC HOUSE, 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 4:29PM


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