Court House Museum, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

Court House Museum, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
Photograph taken 08 September 2002 © Prof. W J Hume LRPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 330755

This building within the castle bailey dates back to the 14th century. It is thought to have been the "House of Records" mentioned in a survey of 1561. It appears to have been largely rebuilt c1590-1610. An upper storey served as the courthouse for the Honour of Knaresborough. The roof was raised between 1786-1830 and a prison block was also added. It became a museum in c1970.

Location

North Yorkshire Knaresborough

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

court jail civic Medieval (1066 - 1484)