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Feb 27, 2023

Denbigh's witch-trial venue

Denbigh's courthouse, now home to the county council's library and one-stop shop, was still new when a weaver and herbal healer named Gwen was sent to the town for trial for witchcraft in 1594, following questioning by the Bishop of St Asaph. After her trial she ...

was hanged in the town square. Construction of the courthouse and county hall had been instigated by Robert Dudley (Baron Denbigh), a favourite of Queen Elizabeth I. For more about the building's remarkable history, use your smartphone to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes at the entrance, or click here