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Northallerton

Northallerton, DL7 8QT

A digital treasure hunt through the streets of the historic market town of Northallerton, North Yorkshire.

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2.5 kms

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60 mins

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Begin at the Town Hall on the high street. There is ample parking available on the high street and nearby car parks.
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Town Hall Sundial
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Begin at the Town Hall and look for a plaque detailing the Northallerton sundial.

Walk closer to this point to reveal a question.

In October how many minutes need to be subtracted from the sundial time to find the GMT?
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54.340272
-1.434415

This sundial commemorates the 60th anniversary of Northallerton Rotary Club.

Northallerton Town Council

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The Town Council consists of twelve voluntarily councilors and was established to make Northallerton a better place to live, work and visit.

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A Former Hospital
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Face the Town Hall entrance and walk to the right of the building. Carefully cross the road by a roundabout and continue along the path. Look for a plaque below a white-framed protruding window with a crest.
In which year was the building, formerly Vine house, a cottage hospital?
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54.341277
-1.434691

Did you know that the building was used as part of Rutson Hospital until 2008?

Northallerton Town Council

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The Town Council consists of twelve voluntarily councilors and was established to make Northallerton a better place to live, work and visit.

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A Royal in Trouble
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Continue along the path, past the police station and look for Porch House. On the old sandstone porch look for a plaque.
In which year was Charles 1 held here as a prisoner?
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54.342136
-1.435754

Charles 1 was held in this house for nine days before he was handed to Oliver Cromwell’s forces for execution.

Northallerton Town Council

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The Town Council consists of twelve voluntarily councilors and was established to make Northallerton a better place to live, work and visit.

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A Former Palace
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Continue long the path and cross the road at the island crossing. Take the footpath across the green towards the small road at the right of the large church. Follow the road and look for Northallerton Cemetery.
The older part of this cemetery is sited within the moat of a palace demolished in what year?
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54.341130
-1.437629

The fortified palace of the Bishops of Durham was on the main road from York to Durham and a regular stopping place for royalty and other dignitaries.

Northallerton Town Council

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The Town Council consists of twelve voluntarily councilors and was established to make Northallerton a better place to live, work and visit.

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Applegarth Park
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Follow the small road to the left of the cemetery gates until you reach a car park. Cross the car park to Applegarth Green (behind the tourist information centre).
The circular feature, Millennium Fountain, was opened by which MP (two words)?
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54.339390
-1.435992

The Millennium Fountain and Memorial Garden was officially opened on Saturday, September 3 2005.

Northallerton Town Council

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The Town Council consists of twelve voluntarily councilors and was established to make Northallerton a better place to live, work and visit.

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King George VI
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Follow the path along a row of trees and look for a plaque on a small stone obelisk.
During which month were these purple beech trees planted to commemorate the coronation of King George VI?
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54.338967
-1.435963

Did you know beech trees can live up to 300 years?

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The Town Council consists of twelve voluntarily councilors and was established to make Northallerton a better place to live, work and visit.

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A Building of Many Uses
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Walk along the diagonal path towards a single-lane road and look for a Sunday School erected in 1858. carefully cross the road and follow the cut near the sunday school and look for a circular plaque an the small courtyard.
Prior to being a pub and a Primitive Methodist chapel, what was this building between 1800 and 1832 (one word)?
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54.338658
-1.435227

Northallerton was on the same provincial theatre circuit as Richmond, where the theatre Royal, built by Samuel Butler in 1788, has almost identical dimensions.

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The Town Council consists of twelve voluntarily councilors and was established to make Northallerton a better place to live, work and visit.

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Gardener Court
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Return to the one-way road and carefully walk along until it ends at a junction. On your left you will pass a secret garden which is worth returning to visit. Turn left at the junction and follow the path until you meet the high street. Turn right and look for a small flower courtyard at the end.
How many benches in Gardener Court have upside-down plaques?
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54.336821
-1.434070

If you enjoy this flowered area be sure to check out Northallerton's secret garden.

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Joe Cornish Gallery
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Return to the high street and walk the town centre. Cross where possible and turn right onto Zetland Street.
What are the first two words on the large clock attached to the wall of the Joe Cornish Gallery?
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54.338917
-1.432530

Built in 1736 to house the North Riding of Yorkshire Registry of Deeds, Register House is full of all the alcoves, nooks and crannies that you would expect of a building of the period. It's now home to the Joe Cornish Gallery.

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The Town Council consists of twelve voluntarily councilors and was established to make Northallerton a better place to live, work and visit.

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Central Arcade
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Walk past the gallery and turn left at the junction. Follow the road-side path and turn left onto Eldar Road, following it until you meet the Central Arcade.
How many metal archways cross the Central Arcade?
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54.340114
-1.433679

The word 'arcade' when used to describe a street refers to a covered passage with arches along one or both sides.

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The Town Council consists of twelve voluntarily councilors and was established to make Northallerton a better place to live, work and visit.

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Barkers Arcade
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Walk through Central Arcade and return to the high street. Turn left and cross at the traffic lights until you reach Barkers Arcade.
What date is on the Barkers Arcade clock?
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54.339690
-1.434483

Barkers Arcade was developed in 1985 to create a row of shops to run along the side of the department store, connecting the High Street to the Applegarth.

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The Town Council consists of twelve voluntarily councilors and was established to make Northallerton a better place to live, work and visit.

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The Guild Hall
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Face Barkers Arcade and turn right. Walk along the high street keeping the road to your right and carefully cross the road by a roundabout. Look for a plaque on a red brick building with information about the Guild Hall.
The workhouse stood on this site from 1444 until which year?
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54.341060
-1.435103

The current building was erected in the 1860s and has previously been a bank amongst other commercial uses.

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The Old Inn
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Return to the town hall where you started this Huntee. Look nearby for an old inn made of weathered sandstone.
This inn stands on the site of a 14th century what (two words)?
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54.340493
-1.434317

The Austin Friars (or Order of Saint Augustine) was founded in 1244.

Northallerton Town Council

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The Town Council consists of twelve voluntarily councilors and was established to make Northallerton a better place to live, work and visit.

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11 1877 1647 1663 william hague may theatre 1 register house 4 1875 1858 austin friary

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