Beverley Pillory House



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Alternative Names   Kidcote

Nation   England

County   Yorkshire

Location   The Dings, Market Place (near Corn Hill),  Beverley

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   Before 1519

Year closed   1761

Century of Operation   1500-1599, 1600-1699, 1700-1799

Building Type   Pillory House or Kidcote

Remarks   The Pillory House was a lock-up in the early 16th century but may later have been used to store the stocks and pillory. Demolished in 1761. The Dings was once located in the centre of the Market Place.


'A "place of confinement", referred to as a Kidcote (a Hull and York word for prison) was located in the Dings in Saturday Market by 1519-20. The Kidcote was later taken over by the corporation and at least once referred to as a pillory, suggesting it was the same construction known as the Pillory House by 1672. The Pillory House was demolished in 1761...[It once stood] at the southern end of Saturday Market near Corn Hill...The Pillory House appears to have been a substantial structure, in which the pillory and stocks were kept and brought out when needed.'

East Riding Museums, Exhibition Guide, 'Criminals, Courts and Correction: A history of crime and punishment in Beverley'

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    East Riding Museums, Exhibition Guide, 'Criminals, Courts and Correction: A history of crime and punishment in Beverley'



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