Duke of York Street

We don’t have much information so far in terms of personal memories of Duke of York Street.

Andi Brigham kindly sent us the street directory entries from the 1961 Kelly’s directory for this street:

Duke of York Street 1961 (Taken from Kelly’s Directory The City Of York 1961) (PDF)

The city archives include a couple of photos of the street. Click to enlarge.


© City of York Council: York Images


© City of York Council: York Images


  1. I have book with the presentation from the Layerthorpe Sunday School in Duke of York Street given to my mum’s Aunt Evelyn Kidd dated May 1915 – happy to send in an image –

    • Mike Kettlewell

      That sounds very interesting Mark and I for one would love to see it. I know that some of my ancestors attended the Sunday School in Duke of York street around that time. Was the book, that your mum’s aunt received, a prize for her attendance, or was it a book about the Sunday School?

  2. Thanks Mark, I’ve sent you an email on the address you provided.

  3. thanks – image emailed back!

  4. There used to be a Primitive Methodist chapel in some houses on Duke of York Street

  5. The Methodist Chapel was the first property on the left hand side, well set back from the road, & the first house, no.3, was the chapel caretaker’s house. The chapel was part of the Monkgate Methodist Circuit. The organ had to be hand pumped. One of the organists was Edward Jackson, husband of the above Evelyn Kidd.

    • Thanks David. I’d be interested to meet and learn all the wonderful snippets you have about Primitive Methodists in York – for my history of Elmfield College.

      Did any Layerthorpians go to Elmfield I wonder? I have the admissions register with all their addresses which I would like to get on a database.

  6. keith jarvis

    my 3 times great grandfather robert scaife lived at 2 duke of york street in 1861.He was a cork cutter

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