The Ark, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire

The Ark, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire
Photograph taken 11 September 2000 © Mr John Turner. Source Historic England Archive ref: 326038

This timber framed house was built in the late 15th century. It was altered in the early 17th century. It has impressive carvings of two heads on the front of the building. These are thought to represent the heads of Noah and his wife, hence the name. Throughout its life, the Ark has been a meeting place. It is where the Pilgrim Fathers reputedly met to plan their voyage to America. An exact replica of the building exists in Ohio, USA.

Location

North Yorkshire Tadcaster

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

timber framed architecture pilgrim Medieval (1066 - 1484)