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Prison Attached to North End of Court House

A Grade II Listed Building in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.0068 / 54°0'24"N

Longitude: -1.4689 / 1°28'8"W

OS Eastings: 434903

OS Northings: 456880

OS Grid: SE349568

Mapcode National: GBR LQ53.SF

Mapcode Global: WHD9L.DKR6

Entry Name: Prison Attached to North End of Court House

Listing Date: 12 December 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1190107

English Heritage Legacy ID: 330756

Location: Knaresborough, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG5

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Knaresborough

Built-Up Area: Knaresborough

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Knaresborough

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

(south side)

8/93 Prison attached to north
end of Court House (q.v.)


Prison, now veterans club with covered platform. 1786 with medieval
foundations, restored C20. Coursed squared gritstone, stone slate roof.
Single storey, with cells below; 1 bay with glazed platform to right.
Platform on right has 6 steps up to opening in low wall. Main block has 3-
light C18 window with transom and segmental arch under hoodmould. Stone
corbels support guttering. Hipped roof, small flue pipe to rear stack.
Rear: wall of glazed platform on left has blocked flat-arched doorway partly
below ground level. The wall has been raised above lintel height; flat
coping. Right return: entrance to main block is under glazed shelter,
through probably C20 doorway on right. Left return: 2 large round-arched
windows with C20 3-light casements with transom. Interior not inspected.
The building probably contained 2 cells in the mid C19 and was the Castle
Prison for the Forest and Forest Liberty of Knaresborough. Ordnance Survey,
Map of Knaresborough, 5 feet to 1 mile, 1851.

Listing NGR: SE3490356880

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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