Heworth Grange, 45 Heworth Green, seen from the street (now Priory Medical Group Urgent Care Centre). This is one of the larger villas in this area — an area perhaps not as "classy" as some others, since it also contained some terraced housing (Pevsner and Neave 248). However, the terraces too were of a good standard. For example, the Inventory of Historical Monuments mentions no. 54, further up and on the other side of the road, describing it as having a "heavy door-case with bold brackets, and angular bay window; other windows [with] segmental arches."

Left: The Royal Cipher on the main gable at the front. Right: View of the side of the building.

There clearly were some pretensions here: at no. 45, the royal cipher is dated 1861, and includes both Victoria Regina and Albert Princeps, though this was the year the prince died. In the 1851 census, the residents of a house called "Heworth Grange" were Henry Moiser, his wife, son and daughter. He was a Land Agent and Farmer; two of his three labourers lived there too, and there were two house servants. In 1861, there was a similar entry.

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Photographs and text by Rita Wood, and formatting by Jacqueline Banerjee. Many thanks to Keith Seabridge of York, who wrote in to correct the house number and part of the description. You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web project or cite it in a print one. [Click on the images to enlarge them.]


"Houses: Heworth." An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in City of York. Vol. 4: Outside the City Walls East of the Ouse. Her Majesty's Stationery Office: London, 1975. British History Online. Web. 30 November 2020.

Pevsner, Nikolaus, and David Neave. Yorkshire: York and the East Riding. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2002.

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