The Court House, The Village Street, Pevensey, East Sussex

The Court House, The Village Street, Pevensey, East Sussex
Photograph taken 23 July 2000 © Mr Michael Nash LRPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 295520

This building is probably mediaeval but was refaced with cement in the 19th century .From the early 13th century Pevensey was an associated member of the Cinque Ports, as a part of Hastings. It had its own Corporation until 1886. This building comprised the Court Hall or Town Hall on the first floor and a lock-up on ground floor. A tablet on the building records that "From Norman days the Mayor, Jurats and Communalty held their courts here".

Location

East Sussex Pevensey

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

town hall jail law order punishment corporation Medieval (1066 - 1484)