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The Ark

The Ark, a half-timbered building in Kirkgate, Tadcaster, was built in the late 15th Century, although it could be earlier.
The building was a meeting place where the Pilgrim Fathers are reputed to have met to plan their voyage to America. It has also been a post office, an inn, a butchers, a private house and a museum.
It is called “The Ark” as the two carved corbel figures on the exterior are said to be Noah and his wife, but it was known as Morley Hall in the 17th Century.
In 1992, Tadcaster Town Council purchased the premises to use as its Council Offices and Council Chamber.

The Ark