The Judges' Lodgings, Church Street, Lancaster, Lancashire

The Judges' Lodgings, Church Street, Lancaster, Lancashire
Photograph taken 21 March 2007 © Mr Chris Thoume. Source Historic England Archive ref: 383126

This building was originally a Town House. It was built in c1625 for Thomas Covell. It incorporates structural timbers re-used from an earlier timber framed building. Thomas Covell (1561-1639) was 6 times mayor of Lancaster and for 48 years Keeper of Lancaster Castle. As such he was responsible for keeping and executing the ten 'Pendle Witches' in 1612. The house was subsequently occupied by the Brockholes, Cole, and Butler families. It was used as the Judges' Lodgings at the time of the Assizes between 1828 and 1975. It was then taken over by the Lancashire County Museums Service.

Location

Lancashire Lancaster

Period

Stuart (1603 - 1713)

Tags

house court timber architecture Stuart (1603 - 1713)