Bishop’s Castle Lock-up

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Shropshire

Location   basement of Town Hall, High Street  Bishop's Castle

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   c.1756

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1700-1799, 1800-1899

Building Type   Town Hall

Remarks   Lock-up converted into public lavatories. The date and description suggests that this is a different lock-up from https://www.prisonhistory.org/lockup/bishops-castle-lock-up/.

Description

'Town Hall. Circa 1765 with mid- to late-C19 remodelling. Red brick (English bond) with sandstone ashlar base and dressings (refaced with cement render in C19), and slate roof, hipped to south. Rectangular plan. Basement and 2 storeys. ... public lavatories in former lock-up in basement to south.'

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Town Hall, Bishop's Castle', LEN 1054552

Featured Images

  • Front of town hallPhoto © David Neale (cc-by-sa/2.0)
  • Side of town hall, showing the doors to the former lock-up (now public convenience)Photo © Dave Croker (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: Front of town hall

Photo by: Photo © David Neale (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: Side of town hall, showing the doors to the former lock-up (now public convenience)

Photo by: Photo © Dave Croker (cc-by-sa/2.0)

SOURCES

    Roy's Blog, 'SHROPSHIRE. lock-up at Bishop's Castle.' (24 April 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/04/bishops-castle-in-shropshire.html
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Town Hall, Bishop's Castle', LEN 1054552

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1054552

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