The Jews House, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

The Jews House, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

The Jew's House is one of the earliest town houses in England. It lies on Steep Hill, in historic Lincoln, immediately below Jew's Court.

Dating from the mid 12th century, part of the building façade survives; the elaborately carved doorway, the remains of two Romanesque double-arch windows and much of the stonework on the upper storey. A chimney breast rises over the arch above the front door, serving the fireplace on the upper floor. There were once two columns supporting the arch, but these have gone.

The house has traditionally been associated with the thriving Jewish community in Medieval Lincoln. Anti-Semitic hysteria was stoked up by the case of Little Saint Hugh of Lincoln during the mid 13th century and nearly four decades later the entire Jewish community was expelled from England.

The building has remained continuously occupied to the present day and is currently in commercial use, part being a restaurant.

Address The Jews House
15 The Strait
Telephone 01522 524851
Area More information on Lincoln