Alternative Names Alton Roundhouse
Location Dimble Lane Alton
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened 1819
Year closed Unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Lock-Up
'Shown on OS Map as Round House. Lock-up. 1819. Rock faced ashlar with ashlar dome and cupola. Circular plan. One-storey with hemispherical dome surmounted by a cupola with ball finial; door to the north (A.M.). B.O.E. p. 55.'
Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Lock Up, Alton', LEN 1374689
Description: Exterior. 'It has a heavy studded door and no windows.'
Photo by: Photo © Dennis Thorley (cc-by-sa/2.0)
Description: Alton Round House decorated for Christmas. Each year, a nativity scene is installed inside the lock-up. The Round House is used as the centre point for community carol singers, led by the local (Alton) Handbell Ringers