Alternative Names Moot Hall
Location Rear of Moot Hall, Market Place, Keswick
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened 1813
Year closed Unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Moot Hall
Remarks Grade II* listed but listing does not reference lock-up. Roy's Blog claims part of building was used as a courtroom but this could not be verified.
'On island site at south end of street. Original building was 1571, rebuilt 1695. Present building 1813. Lime-washed stone and slate walling with stone dressings and quoins. Square tower on north end with round-arched doorway up double flight of steps with wrought iron railings, a half-moon window, and clock face or blind circle above; top cornice and pagoda roof with windvane. Side facades have 3 round-arched windows up, and 3 round arches below, formerly open, now barred. Scheduled AM. '
Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Moot Hall, Main Street', Keswick, LEN1137345
'The bars on the ground-floor windows and a small 'cell' below the tower suggest that the place was possibly used as a prison at some time.'
Lake District National Park (Jeff Parker), 'Moot Hall, Keswick'