Ashwell Lock-Up

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Hertfordshire

Location   In garden of 20 Hodwell,  Ashwell

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   1800

Year closed   c.1910

Century of Operation   1800-1899, 1900-1999

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   Grade II listed. Built 1800. Lock-up use discontinued early 20th century. Thereafter used as fire engine house. See also David Short's article on Ashwell Lock-Up in the 'Your Stories' section of this website.

Descriptions

'Village lock-up or cage. Early-mid C19. Small square building with clunch walls and slate pyramid roof. On W elevation is original studded plank door in oak frame. Barred iron grill above. Flat wooden eaves.'

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Village Lock-Up in Garden of Number 20' Hodwell, Ashwell, LEN1102712

'...built in 1800' 'It is a small square building with a slate pyramid roof, and with its original studded plank door in an oak frame, and a barred iron grille above.' After a prisoner tunnelled out, 'the authorities decided the lock up was no longer fit for purpose. It was used as a lock-up until the early years of the 20th century, and thereafter housed the parish fire engine'

Ashwell Village Website, 'The Lock Up Gaol'

Featured Images

  • Ashwell LockupPhoto © Paul Shreeve (cc-by-sa/2.0)

SOURCES

    Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Village Lock-Up in Garden of Number 20' Hodwell, Ashwell, LEN1102712

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1102712
  • Roy's Blog, 'HERTFORDSHIRE. Lock-ups at Anstey, Ashwell, Barley, Buntingford and Shenley.' (26 June 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/06/lock-ups-at-anstey-ashwell-barley.html
  • Ashwell Village Website, 'The Lock Up Gaol'

  • https://www.ashwell.gov.uk/places/the-lock-up-gaol/

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