Barrow on Soar Lock-Up

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Overview

Alternative Names   The Round House

Nation   England

County   Leicestershire

Location   Junction of Beveridge Street and Church Street,  Barrow on Soar

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   1827

Year closed   After 1851

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   Grade II listed. Later used to house the fire engine and village bier (hearse), and as an exhibition centre.

Descriptions

'Hearse house and lock-up. Dated 1827 over the door. Small single storey octagonal brick building, with slate roof with stone cap. Wide double doorway on one side, with brick arched head, the entrance front chamfered outwards at the angles. Two small barred windows with brick arched heads.'

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Round House', Barrow on Soar, LEN1074591

'The Roundhouse was built in 1827 by Suttons, a local firm of builders. It was originally built as a "lock up" for the temporary restraint of criminals, drunks & other nuisances & was recorded as the parish prison in the 1851 census. It was later used to house the village fire engine, then the village bier for carrying a coffin. In more recent times it has been used as an exhibition room'

Plaque on building

Featured Images

  • The Round House, Church Street, Barrow-upon-SoarPhoto © Alan Murray-Rust (cc-by-sa/2.0)
  • The Round House, Church Street, Barrow-upon-SoarPhoto © Alan Murray-Rust (cc-by-sa/2.0)
  • The Round House, Church Street, Barrow-upon-SoarPhoto © Alan Murray-Rust (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: The Round House, Church Street, Barrow-upon-Soar

Photo by: Photo © Alan Murray-Rust (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: The Round House, Church Street, Barrow-upon-Soar

Photo by: Photo © Alan Murray-Rust (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: The Round House, Church Street, Barrow-upon-Soar

Photo by: Photo © Alan Murray-Rust (cc-by-sa/2.0)

SOURCES

    Roy's Blog, 'LEICESTERSHIRE. Lock-ups at Barrow on Soar, Quorn and Swithland.' (14 April 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/04/lock-ups-at-barrow-on-soar-quorn-and.html
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Round House', Barrow on Soar, LEN1074591

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1074591

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