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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

York (Unitary Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SE 60347 52084



SE6052SW LOW PETERGATE 1112-1/27/586 (North East side) 14/06/54 No.52 The Adams House


Formerly known as: No.75 The Adam's House LOW PETERGATE. House, now shop. Dated 1772, converted to shop later. For the Dean and Chapter. Orange-brown brick in Flemish bond on slate veneer plinth; timber shopfront, doorcases and cornice; slate roof with stone copings and brick stacks: rooflight at rear. EXTERIOR: 3-storey 4-window front. To right, door of 6 raised panels and patterned radial fanlight in round-arched architrave are recessed in panelled reveal of original doorcase with pilaster jambs, fluted impost band and dentilled cornice on attenuated grooved brackets. Replica door and doorcase inserted in blocked former carriage arch to left. Both doors approached by flights of moulded steps. 3-light shop window has similar surround with plain entablature. Windows on first floor are 12-pane sashes with painted stone sill band; on second floor, squat 6-pane sashes with painted stone sills: all have flat arches of orange gauged brick. Dentilled and modillioned moulded cornice, returned at right end, has dated inverted bell rainwater head, surmounted by the elephant crest of Dean Fountayne. Rear: staircase sash window with Gothick glazing. Other windows are various sashes, squat on second floor, with cambered arches. Some windows blocked. INTERIOR: not inspected. RCHM record principal and secondary staircases with turned balusters. First floor front room has fireplace with side scrolls and frieze enriched with paterae and fluting; moulded cornice. Many other rooms retain original cornices and fireplaces. (City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 187).

Listing NGR: SE6034652085


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An Inventory of the City of York V Central, (1981), 187


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 24 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/04211/09
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Martin Roberts. Source Historic England Archive
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