Blue Plaques

Blue Plaques
Bond End
It was customary to provide a home for a Dowager to retire to when her eldest son succeeded as head of the family. Sir Thomas Slingsby of Scriven Hall built ...
Market Place
Blind Jack of Knaresborough (John Metcalf) was born in 1717 in a cottage whose garden adjoined the churchyard. Though blinded by smallpox at the age of six, ...
The Mitre
The Mitre Hotel sits on the site of a former public house (The Wheatsheaf) which was rebuilt around 1923. The name is an acknowledgement to the high churchma...
Waterside
This wood frame, grade 2-listed building was built c1208 around a still existing oak tree, as a hunting lodge for King John. It is believed that, following t...
Waterside
The building is on the site of a manorial corn mill dating from Norman times. The will of the miller in 1656 showed he was making indigo dye from woad probab...
Gallon Steps
The frontage of the building to your right is all that remains of one of Knaresborough’s oldest industrial buildings. Erected in 1610, locally produced texti...
Waterside
Built in 1764 Castle Mills is a Grade 2 listed building. From 1770 to 1972 it was a flax mill producing fine quality linen. It was granted the Royal Warrant ...
Fort Montague, Abbey Road
The House in the Rock was partly excavated from the crag by a linen weaver, Thomas Hill, and his son between 1770 and 1791. Originally known as Fort Montague...
Abbey Road
In 1408 the Chapel of Our Lady of The Crag was excavated as a wayside shrine by John the Mason traditionally in thanksgiving for his young son being miraculo...