This browser is not fully supported by Historic England. Please update your browser to the latest version so that you get the best from our website.


List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1257822



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


District: York

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 14-Jun-1954

Date of most recent amendment: 14-Mar-1997

Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 463413

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.



SE6051NE FOSSGATE 1112-1/17/344 (South West side) 14/06/54 Nos.39, 40 AND 41 Gatehouse to Merchant Adventurers' Hall (Formerly Listed as: FOSSGATE Nos.39 AND 41 (Gatehouse to Merchant Adventurers Hall))


Gatehouse to Merchant Adventurers' Hall; now shops. Mid C17 in origin, with doorcase and Coat of Arms of 1854; rebuilt and extended at rear in 1962. Orange-pink brick in stretcher bond with stone doorway and moulded stone dressings; rear of buff brick in irregular bond; pantile roof with brick stacks. EXTERIOR: 2-storey 3-bay front, centre bay rising to attic in shaped gable. Central passage entry in moulded 4-centred arch in square-headed surround with moulded cornice hood and spandrels carved with rosettes in foliage: frieze incorporates words 'MERCHANTS HALL' carved in low relief. Over door is panel in moulded surround with painted high-relief carving of the Arms of the Merchant Adventurers of England. Flanking shopfronts have Gothick-glazed doors and small-pane windows in frames of sunk-panel pilasters with dentil cornices. First floor and attic windows are 3-light mullion and transom casements with square lattice glazing. Full-width moulded string above first floor windows. Moulded coping to eaves, rising over gable, with fluted inverted bell rainwater head at each end. Rear: 2 storeys, 5 bays: pedimented centre bay breaks forward, end bays project. Central passage opening in round arch of two orders, the inner with imposts: panelled door in left end bay. Cross windows with square lattice glazing on both floors of central bays, with segmental brick arches on ground floor, flat arches of orange brick on first floor. Right end bay has slit window on ground floor, and both end bays have glazed oeil-de-boeuf on first floor. 3-course raised brick band to first floor. Moulded timber cornice to pediment and beneath plain coped parapet. INTERIOR: not inspected. (City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 88).

Listing NGR: SE6055851726

Selected Sources

Books and journals
An Inventory of the City of York V Central, (1981), 88

National Grid Reference: SE 60558 51730


© Crown Copyright and database right 2018. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2018. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1257822 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 21-Sep-2018 at 03:12:41.

End of official listing