Building record MYO4953 - 10 High Petergate


House built in the early 17th century, converted to a public house in the 19th century and refurbished in 1981. Originally known as The Board Inn.


Grid reference SE 6015 5221 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

No. 10, of three storeys, attics and cellar, is predominantly 18th-century in appearance, with front and back walls of brick, but contains elements of an earlier timber-framed building. Very little framing is directly visible, but there are cased beams inside, and the S.E. external side wall is framed on the first and second floors. The framed structure, which occupies the S.E. half of the existing house, is probably of two periods: an earlier range along the street frontage and a secondary block behind. No framing can be detected in the N.W. half, though this has an unusual plan with large closets beside and behind a large chimney-stack, which may suggest an earlier origin. A major reconstruction was undertaken in the early 18th century and fittings survive from this period, though there has been subsequent alteration, especially on the ground floor. The property belonged to the prebendary of Fenton, and the passage along the S.E. side of the house originally gave access to the gate-house of the prebendal house.

The front elevation has a slight change of alignment at the centre; the first and second floors each have three irregularly-spaced sash windows and there is evidence that originally there were four. The ground floor has arched windows and glazed brick facing of the late 19th century; the eaves cornice is of the same date. The back elevation has a projecting wing with a hipped pantiled roof and modern windows. The S.E. side wall has a ground floor partly of brick, which corresponds to the front room inside; the remainder is of magnesian limestone and contains a blocked window with splayed surround. The wall above is framed and plastered and has a first-floor jetty projecting about 1 ft. That part of the jetty over the brick wall is supported by only four widely-spaced joists and may have been formed as a later alteration. A post is visible at the front corner on the first floor. Inside, the ground floor is modernised but the upper floors contain some early 18th-century fittings. These include one room lined with fielded panelling on each of the upper floors, and a staircase with turned bulbous balusters, square newels and ramped handrails which terminate with carved scrolls on each flight. A large 16th-century internal chimney has diagonally-set shafts, now only visible inside the attic. Beneath the yard, at the rear, is a cellar with an 18th-century segmental barrel vault of brick.

'Houses: Petergate', in An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in City of York, Volume 5, Central (London, 1981), pp. 180-199. Monument 321

NMR Information

BF061007 THE BOARD 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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May 10 2020 1:36PM


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