Blunham Lock Up

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Bedfordshire

Location   (now in the garden of 54 Park Lane)  Blunham

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   1832

Year closed   c.1862

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock Up

Remarks   Grade II listed and currently located in a private garden. It was moved from its original site in the village street at 1862 when the Fire Engine House was built.

Description

'Village lock-up. Mid C19. Small, gabled shed, constructed of substantial planks. Roof also of planks, with metal sheeting, probably zinc, to ridge. Plank door to S gable end, surmounted by small square grating. This lock-up formerly stood in the village street.'

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Lock Up at the Rear of Number 54, Park Lane, Blunham, LEN 1113879'

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SOURCES

    Roy's Blog, 'Bedfordshire. Lock-ups at Blunham, Clophill, Harrold and Silsoe' (26 June 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/06/lock-ups-at-blunham-clophill-harrold.html
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Lock Up at the Rear of Number 54, Park Lane, Blunham, LEN 1113879'

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1113879
  • Bedfordshire Archives and Records Service, Community Archives, Blunham, 'The Old Manor House 54 Park Lane Blunham'

  • http://bedsarchives.bedford.gov.uk/CommunityArchives/Blunham/TheOldManorHouse54ParkLaneBlunham.aspx

ARCHIVES

Archive name: Bedfordshire Archives and Records Service

Catalogue ref: SJV10

Collection: Standing Joint Committee (police)

Description: Parish Cages: correspondence as to ownership; condition and for purpose used. Most appear to belong to the parish or were privately owned; ref to Blunham - 'much decayed and beyond repair'

Dates: 1892


Archive name: Bedfordshire Archives and Records Service

Catalogue ref: P76/8/1

Collection: Blunham Parish Records

Description: Vestry Minute Book. Ref to building of lock up in 1832 (cost met by Countess de Grey and churchwardens); 1857 Lord of the Manor relinquishes claim

Dates: 1806-1861


Archive name: Bedfordshire Archives and Records Service

Catalogue ref: P76/8/2

Collection: Blunham Parish Records

Description: Vestry Minute Book. Ref to relocation of the lock up and construction of fire engine house on original site

Dates: 1860-1948


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