Building record MYO1613 - 20 Davygate


House and shop. A mid-19th century rebuild of a mid-18th century house, with a 20th century shopfront.


Grid reference SE 6027 5189 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (6)

Full Description

House and shop. Mid C19 rebuild of mid C18 house, with C20 shopfront. Front of pink-grey brick in Flemish bond, with timber cornice; right wall of orange-brown brick; slate roof with brick stacks.

EXTERIOR: 3-storey, 2-window front. Shopfront framed in grooved pilasters with moulded imposts, beaded panel fascia and moulded cornice, with recessed glazed door at left; shop door set within arcade of plate glass showcase windows, with band of divided transom lights across street front. Upper floor windows are 12-pane sashes, those on first floor with cambered arches of orange brick, on second floor over painted stone sill band. Moulded modillion eaves cornice. Right return: forms boundary wall to former burial ground to St Helen's Church, St Helen's Square (qv). 3 storeys and attic; 3-bay gable wall. Right bay blank; left bay projects as external stack and has 3-course first floor band. Centre bay has 12-pane sash windows on first floor, unequal 9-pane sashes on second floor, and 16-pane sash to attic, all with renewed stone sills and flat arches. Grave monuments propped against wall include re-carved headstone to William and Anna Peckitt (d.1776 and 1787 respectively), parents of William Peckitt, glass painter.

INTERIOR: not inspected.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 129). Listing NGR: SE6026751886

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

(152) House, No. 20, of brick, heightened, extended and refitted in the late 19th century when the front elevation was set back, incorporates the N.W. side wall of a three-storey early 18th-century building which bounded part of St. Helen's burial ground (20).

City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 129

NMR Information

613515 Architectural Survey Investigation by RCHME/EH Architectural Survey

BF060523 20 DAVYGATE, 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 28 2020 3:28PM


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