Thursday, March 20, 2008

Lancaster Curiosity (13)

The Judges Lodgings where in times past, the visiting trial judge for the Lancaster Assizes would stay for the duration of the court sessions held at the Castle. The judges who condemned the Pendle witches may well have looked out of one of these windows to see the cart carrying the hapless victims going down across the square to Church Street. Just to the left of the building is a little known narrow ginnel or lane, called Nip Hill. Much narrower than York's "Shambles" or its Whip-ma-whop-ma lane. Nip Hill leads back up towards the Castle.

1 comment:

Julie at Virtual Voyage said...

...Visited Lancaster many years ago; my clearest memory is of an indoor market, and the distinctive architecture of the buildings generally.