Building record MYO680 - 50-58 Walmgate


A terrace of four houses and shops built in the early 19th century, with later 19th century alterations and additions. Number 50 retains its original shopfront, though it has been reglazed, but the others have been altered.


Grid reference Centred SE 6074 5160 (32m by 29m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (7)

Full Description

Four houses; now hotel with cafe, and amusement arcade. Early C19, with later C19 alteration, and extension to No.54. No.50 retains original shopfront, reglazed; others altered, that to No.58 late C19.

MATERIALS: No.50 rendered at front with eaves cornice of brick dentils; remainder of brown brick in Flemish bond with modillion eaves cornice of timber; shopfronts of timber; pantile roofs with brick stacks. Extension to No.54 of pink-cream mottled brick in English garden-wall bond with slate roof.

EXTERIOR: 3-storey 5-window front. Carriage arch with timber lintel beneath No.56. Hotel entrance in shopfront to Nos 52 and 54. Shopfront to No.50 has jambs of convex panelling with roundels in the head, and glazed and beaded panel door to right of shallow 3-light bow window over beaded panel riser. No.58 has shopfront of panelled pilasters and modillion cornice between terminal consoles carved with Prince of Wales' feathers: glazed and panelled doors with overlights incorporating same motif flank 3-light shop window with colonnette mullions, over panelled riser.

On first floor, No.50 has 4-pane sash window with painted sill; Nos 52 and 54 have tripartite bow windows, that to No.54 later insertion, with 8:12:8-pane sashes: No.56 has 4-pane sash with narrow painted sill and flat arch of rubbed brick; No.58 has canted bay window with 1-pane sash and dentilled cornice. Second floor windows are altered sashes, all with painted sills.

Rear: No.52 has door of 6 raised and fielded panels, some 16-pane sash windows and radial-glazed staircase window beneath round arch of orange brick. 2-storey 5-bay wing to No.54, with narrow 1-pane or 4-pane sash windows with stone sills and heavy lintels.

INTERIORS: not inspected.

(City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 237). Listing NGR: SE6074051610

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

See AOCs heritage statement for building appraisal ahead of proposed works.

(513) Houses, 52–58 (even), form a three-storey terrace of the early 19th century standing on part of the site of Percy's Inn, the mediaeval town house of the Earls of Northumberland. Each house has, or had, one front and one back room, with an entrance passage widening at the back to take a staircase with plain square balusters and lit at the top by a round-headed window. On the ground floor there are now shops, and a carriageway leading to Dixon's Yard and The Manor House.

City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 237

NMR Information

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

BF061923 52-58 WALMGATE, 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.

AOC, 2020, 54 Walmgate HER ST (Unpublished document). SYO2441.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.
  • --- Unpublished document: AOC. 2020. 54 Walmgate HER ST.
  • --- Monograph: RCHME. 1981. City of York Volume V: The Central Area.

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Record last edited

Jul 6 2020 4:23PM


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