On the history trail: Youth Centre site has ancient origins from 12th century

National School
National School

The sign of the Cross Keys is the symbol used by the Dean and Chapter of York with its Minster dedication to St. Peter, the keeper of the keys to heaven.

It may explain the origin of the name of the Cross Keys Inn in Pocklington, and of Deans Lane, which in ancient times was a route through to one the old Dean of York’s residences on the site of the old National School, now the Youth Centre.

When consideration is made of the future use of the Youth Centre site and building, it may not be widely known that the site has ancient origins from the early 12th century.

See next week’s Pocklington Post (19 September) for the full feature and more pictures.