No 20. Manor House Yard

Wakefield Civic Society

an organisation dedicated to making Wakefield a better place in which to live, work or relax.

Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield

No 20. Manor House Yard

Sited on the front of Boot’s, the plaque here commemorates Manor House Yard and the Moot Hall and Rolls Office of the great Manor of Wakefield which were both in the yard. The Manor, created in medieval times, stretched from Normanton in the east to Todmorden in the West. Its courts were peripatetic but in Wakefield meetings were held in the Moot Hall. The records of the courts were held in the Rolls Office.

Manor House Yard