Amesbury Lock-up

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Wiltshire

Location   High Street  Amesbury

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   1827

Year closed   1912

Century of Operation   1800-1899, 1900-1999

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   Roy's blog states: 'converted into commercial premises - Lime Tree Houses, 2 High Street'. Leslie Brooke notes that the lock-up was much larger than most village lock-ups, and much more like the watch house at Frome town bridge. He also states that it was, for a time, occupied by a milk bar.

Description

'In 1827 a lockup with a curved west wall was built in the north-east angle of High Street and the market place. (fn. 282) No constable was appointed by a court at Amesbury after the county police force was formed in 1839. (fn. 283) There was a police station in Salisbury Street in the 1880s; (fn. 284) that and the lockup presumably remained in use until a new police station was built in School Road in 1912. The lockup was standing in 1993, when it was a shop.'

A P Baggs, Jane Freeman and Janet H Stevenson, 'Parishes: Amesbury', in A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 15, Amesbury Hundred, Branch and Dole Hundred, ed. D A Crowley (London, 1995), pp. 13-55. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/wilts/vol15/pp13-55 [accessed 30 October 2019].

Featured Images

  • Exterior, Lime Tree Houses, converted lock-upPhoto © Shazz (cc-by-sa/2.0)
  • Postcard, looking north along High Street with the lock-up in the right foreground and Sandell's leather shop on the left, Amesbury, Wiltshire 1900-1907Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, MODES Database, P3378 (with kind permission)

Description: Exterior, Lime Tree Houses, converted lock-up

Photo by: Photo © Shazz (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: Postcard, looking north along High Street with the lock-up in the right foreground and Sandell's leather shop on the left, Amesbury, Wiltshire 1900-1907

Photo by: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, MODES Database, P3378 (with kind permission)

SOURCES

    Roy's Blog, 'WILTSHIRE. Lock-ups at Amesbury, Great Bedwyn, Ansty, Melksham and Wooton Bassett.' (25 March 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/03/lock-ups-at-amesbury-and-great-bedwyn.html
  • Leslie Brooke, Some West-Country Lock-Ups (Castle Cary, Fox Publications, 1985), pp. 17, 107 (sketch)
  • A P Baggs, Jane Freeman and Janet H Stevenson, 'Parishes: Amesbury', in A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 15, Amesbury Hundred, Branch and Dole Hundred, ed. D A Crowley (London, 1995), pp. 13-55. British History Online [accessed 30 October 2019].

  • http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/wilts/vol15/pp13-55

ARCHIVES

Archive name: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre

Catalogue ref: P3378

Collection: MODES Database

Description: Postcard, looking north along High Street with the lock-up in the right foreground and Sandell's leather shop on the left, Amesbury, Wiltshire

Dates: 1900-1907


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