Llys Biwmares / Beaumaris Courthouse
Beaumaris Courthouse is one of Anglesey's most fascinating
buildings and one of the oldest courthouses in Britain.
This year the courthouse is celebrating its 400th
birthday! Although alterations were made in the 19th
century, its original character remains the same. Today cases are
heard once a year,
Throughout the centuries the courthouse has witnessed various
cases from petty misdemeanours to murder.
1768 - Hugh Jones stole eight cheeses and a quarter of beef - he
was publicly whipped in four towns on the island.
1910 - William Murphy was sentenced to death for killing his
mistress on Christmas Day. He was hanged in Caernarfon.