Description: Prison Attached to North End of Court House
Date Listed: 12 December 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 330756
OS Grid Reference: SE3490356880
OS Grid Coordinates: 434903, 456880
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0068, -1.4689
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SE 3456 KNARESBOROUGH CASTLE YARD
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
Source: English Heritage
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