Bitton Lock-Up

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Gloucestershire

Location   162 High Street (formerly Bath Road),  Bitton

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   Unknown

Year closed   Unknown

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   154-162 High Street Grade II listed. 162 now known as 'The Old Lock Up'.

Description

'BITTON BATH ROAD (south side) Nos 154 to 162 (even) ST 6869 15/6 II GV 2. C18. Two storeys, vernacular row in mixed lias and pennant-stone rubble. Two cottages with single pitched pantile roofs, rest with mansards. Two windows per cottage, 2-light casements with plain chamfered stone mullions (long mullions on ground floor), thin cornices over ground floor windows of 1st 2 cottages, continuous weathered string over remaining 3 plain chamfered door openings. Features appear restored, the windows of Nos 158 and 162 are modern casements. Said to have been built as late as 1767. The mansard roofed cottages were a poor house and pin factory. The 2 cottages to east were once the village constable's house and lock-up.'

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, '154-162, High Street', Bitton, LEN1116760

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SOURCES

    Historic England, National Heritage List for England, '154-162, High Street', Bitton, LEN1116760

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1116760
  • Roy's Blog, 'GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Lock-ups at Bibery, Bisley, Bitton and Cirencester.' (27 April 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/04/lock-ups-at-bibery-bisley-and.html

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