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York (Unitary Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SE 60365 52063



SE6052SW LOW PETERGATE 1112-1/27/589 (North East side) 14/06/54 Nos.56, 58 AND 60


Formerly known as: Nos.70, 71 AND 72 LOW PETERGATE. Row of tenements; now shops and flats. c1500, early C17 remodelling as 3 houses with rear wings added; further alterations and extensions in late C18, early C19 and C20. MATERIALS: timber-frame; front of No.56 cut back and refaced in orange brick in Flemish bond; fronts of Nos 58 and 60 rendered; all rendered at rear. Tiled and pantiled roofs with brick stacks; half-hipped dormer with 2-light casement window to No.58, 2-pane roof light to No.60. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys: No.56 has jettied first floor, Nos 58 and 60 jettied first and second floors; No.58 has attic: 2 windows to No.56, 1 window each to Nos 58 and 60. No.56 has altered C19 shopfront with full-width deep boxed fascia: glazed door flanked by shallow 3-light canted bay window on shaped brackets to left and divided plate glass window to right: at right end, door of 6 raised panels leads to through passage. First and second floor windows are 16-pane sashes with narrow painted sills and painted channelled wedge lintels. Modillioned moulded cornice. No.58 has C20 plate glass shopfront with 6-panel door. First and second floor windows are canted oriels with 12-pane sashes. Moulded entablature and cornice. No.60 has a 3-light bowed shop window with moulded cornice on each side of glazed and flush-panel door: glazed and raised-panel side passage door at left end. First and second floor windows are tripartite bows with large pane sashes, and 'Britannia' firemark to second floor. Console eaves cornice. Rear: No.56 has gabled rear wing and massive stack with exposed brick fireplace and blocked oven on ground floor. One first floor window is 16-pane sash; on second floor, 2x9-pane casement window to left, 9-pane fixed light to right. No.58 has gabled wing with ground floor obscured by later alterations and 12-pane sash on second floor. No.60 has gabled wing with glazed and panelled door and 9-pane window on ground floor, 4-pane sash on first floor, 2x9-pane casement on second floor. INTERIOR: No.56: ground floor: timber-framed partition wall exposed in side passage. Shop retains painted stone fireplace with basket grate in bolection moulded surround and moulded cornice shelf. First floor: front room fireplace has enriched sunk-panel jambs, frieze of garlands and urns, and plain shelf: moulded plaster overmantel incorporates Stuart Arms between arabesque and strapwork panels. 2-panel cupboard door on H-hinges to right. Early C19 staircase to second floor has close string, stick balusters, turned newels with bulbous

bases and moulded flat handrail. Second floor: doors from landing include C17 square-panel cupboard door on H hinges, three early C18 2-panel doors, one on butterfly hinges re-used in later frame, and one 5-panel door to rear room. Front room divided by stud partition wall. Small room has round headed grate in simple moulded fireplace. Back room has duck's nest grate in plain fireplace with moulded shelf. Staircase to attic has close strings, bulbous balusters on vase bases, square newels with half balusters attached and moulded flat caps, and heavy moulded handrail. Attic: stud partition wall between front rooms. Re-used original plank doors. No.58: ground floor: entrance hall has moulded cornice: moulded round arch on imposts, now blocked by C20 door, to stairhall. Shop has blocked corner fireplace in panelled surround with eared moulded overmantel panel; enriched moulded cornice. Close string winder staircase to attic has concave-sided stick balusters, turned newel and serpentine moulded handrail. First floor: moulded cornices to landing and back room: front room has cased beams with enriched soffits and moulded dado rail. Second floor: corner fireplace with C19 grate in C18 plain moulded surround in back room: timber-framed walls visible in cupboard off rear room. Attic: two re-used square-panel doors on cockshead hinges. No.60: timber-frame including studded partition walls substantially intact. Winder staircase from first to second floors has serpentine handrail and moulded dado rail. On second floor, door to rear room is plank with pegged on panels. Two altered crown posts survive in front range attic. (City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 189).

Listing NGR: SE6036552063


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Books and journals
An Inventory of the City of York V Central, (1981), 189


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: 22 Jul 2001
Reference: IOE01/04208/13
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Martin Roberts. Source Historic England Archive
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