Bewdley Lock-up

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Worcestershire

Location   Bewdley Museum, Load Street  Bewdley

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   1783 (1802)

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1700-1799, 1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up, Town Hall

Remarks   Behind the town hall and shambles (now Bewdley Museum). Bewdley Museum website claims the cells were used from 1802.

Description

'Market building and prison cells, now part of Bewdley Museum. 1783 with some late C20 restoration. Brick with tile roofs. Two parallel ranges running back (south-east) from Town Hall (qv) with 14 bays to the north range, 15 to the south. Bays open to front with segmental arches on square brick piers, south-east closed by a single arch with blank wall at back. Attached at south corner are three prison cells; two facing north-west have rusticated ashlar surrounds, fanlights with wrought iron infill and studded boarded doors with strap hinges. (Hereford and Worcester Record Office, BA 2432, box 3, no 49b).'

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Shambles and Old Prison Cells, Bewdley', LEN 1348276

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    Roy's Blog, 'WARWICKSHIRE & WORCESTERSHIRE. Lock-ups at Alcester and Bewdley.' (26 April 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/04/lock-ups-at-alcester-in-warwickshire.html
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Shambles and Old Prison Cells, Bewdley', LEN 1348276

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1348276
  • Bewdley Museum website

  • http://www.bewdleymuseum.co.uk

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