Building record MYO4942 - 16-20 Gillygate


A group of four houses built in the early 18th century, with alterations in the early 19th century. The houses were converted into shops in the late 19th century.


Grid reference Centred SE 6015 5230 (25m by 25m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

House, Nos. 16, 18, 20, was built in the early 18th century, two storeys high on an L-shaped plan with a long seven-bay range facing the street and a rear wing at the S.W. end. Early in the 19th century a third storey was added so that the roof is now continuous with that of No. 12, the N.E. part was enlarged at the back, and the whole was divided into two dwellings. Joseph Halfpenny, the York artist, lived here from 1803 till his death in 1811 (YCA, E96, f. 15v; Deeds; J. W. Knowles, York Artists, 1, p. 199). On the front modern shops occupy the whole of the bottom storey. The first floor is of 18th-century brick with seven hung-sash windows under 19th-century lintels. Inside, some plaster cornices and rehung doors are the only 18th-century fittings. Two 19th-century staircases have open strings and slender turned balusters

'Houses: De Grey Street-Heslington Road', in An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in City of York, Volume 4, Outside the City Walls East of the Ouse (London, 1975), Monument 127

NMR Information

BF060585 16-20 GILLYGATE, YORK File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued.

NMR, NMR data (Unassigned). SYO2214.

RCHME, 1975, RCHME Volume 4, Outside the City Walls East of the Ouse (Monograph). SYO2424.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.
  • --- Monograph: RCHME. 1975. RCHME Volume 4, Outside the City Walls East of the Ouse.

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Record last edited

May 4 2020 2:20PM


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