Bosbury Lock-Up




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Nation   England

County   Herefordshire

Location   In former Gatehouse to Old Court Farm, on unnamed road off B4220, behind Holy Trinity Church,  Bosbury

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   Unknown

Year closed   Unknown

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   Grade II listed.


'Former gatehouse to the Old Court, now hop store. Possibly C14, greatly altered. Sandstone rubble, tiled roof, brick C19 alterations to rear. Gatehouse aligned north/south with central gateway, adjoining hop kilns to north (not of special architectural interest) and former Grammar School (qv) to south. Gateway now of two storeys, central pointed archway of two chamfered orders (head of arch now blocked) with minor pointed arch headed doorway of one chamfered order to left flanked by buttressing, wall extends to south (left) with two openings to upper floor and one to lower. The room to the left of the entrance is known locally as the jail. (RCHM Vol II, p 20, item 4; Watkins, J: Duncomb's Collections towards the History and Antiquities of the County of Hereford, Hundred of Radlow, 1902, p 27; Rev S Bentley, History of the Parish of Bosbury, 1891).'

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Gatehouse to Old Court Farmhouse', Bosbury, LEN1098920

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  • Old farm buildings, BosburyPhoto © Philip Halling (cc-by-sa/2.0)


    Roy's Blog, 'HEREFORDSHIRE. Lock-ups at Bosbury, Bridstow, Ross on Wye and Yarpole.' (24 April 2013)

  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Gatehouse to Old Court Farmhouse', Bosbury, LEN1098920



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