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Jacobs Well is a Grade 1 listed building just off Micklegate in the heart of York. It is available to hire for meetings, private functions, wedding receptions etc.

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Jacobs Well, the parish room for the Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, Micklegate, York, was originally a late medieval house consisting of an open hall with a two-storey cross-wing on the East (Trinity Lane) side. It is an unusual medieval building of a style not found elsewhere in York and is Grade I listed.

First built in the late 15th century, Jacobs Well became an inn during the 1600s. It was acquired by the Church in 1904, but by the 1980s significant renovation work was required to ensure its continued survival. The Church Council was delighted with the result and a management committee was set up to manage the building and to make it available for hire to the public. About this time, the Gild of Butchers decided to move from their Hall in the Shambles and make Jacobs Well their ‘home’.

The text below provides an extended history and is provided, with thanks, by Alison Sinclair.

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