Lady Peckitt's Yard

place and yard

Aged unknown

Commemorated on 1 plaque

Lady Peckitt's Yard. Formerly known as Bacusgail or Bake House Lane. Later given its present name because John Peckitt, Lord Mayor 1702-03, and his wife lived here. By old York custom, the wife of a Lord Mayor was called 'Lady' for the rest of her life:- 'He is a Lord for a year and a day, But she is a Lady for ever and aye.'

Lady Peckitt's Yard, York, United Kingdom where it sited