Alton Lock-up




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Alternative Names   Alton Roundhouse

Nation   England

County   Staffordshire

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

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

Photo by: (© Alton Hand Bell Ringers, with kind permission)


    Roy's Blog, 'STAFFORDSHIRE. Lock-ups at Alton, Gnosall, Penkridge and Stafford.' (24 April 2013)

  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Lock Up, Alton', LEN 1374689



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