SJ3993 : Old Wapentake Court, West Derby

taken 12 years ago, near to West Derby, Liverpool, Great Britain

Old Wapentake Court, West Derby
Old Wapentake Court, West Derby
There are still many old buildings in West Derby, this is the old manor court house, Wapentake means "weapon touch" when the Sergeant of the Hundred held his court, he would stick his spear into the ground and the liege men would touch with their swords as a sign of fealty. King John transferred the Wapentake court from West Derby in 1207, when he granted his Charter to Liverpool.
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SJ3993, 24 images   (more nearby )
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Sunday, 14 August, 2005   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 14 August, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 396 933 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:25.9804N 2:54.6349W
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