Bridstow (Wilton) Lock-Up

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Overview

Alternative Names   Old Prison

Nation   England

County   Herefordshire

Location   Adjacent to White Lion Inn, Wilton Lane,  Bridstow (Wilton)

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   Unknown

Year closed   Unknown

Century of Operation   1600-1699

Building Type   Lock-Up, Prison

Remarks   Grade II listed. Listing and Roy's Blog locate the building in Bridstow. However, the White Lion's website and Ross on Wye Conservation Area Appraisal place it in Wilton.

Descriptions

'Prison, now part of public house. Possibly early C17. Square sandstone, pantiled roof and brick end stack. Two storeys. Two windows, 2-light barred mullions each with blocked opening beneath. First floor of gable end has another 2-light barred mullion to left of end stack. (RCHM Vol I, p 33).'

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Old Prison', Bridstow, LEN1288739

'Local sandstone was a popular building material for houses, barns and walls. Impressive sandstone buildings include The White Lion public house (recorded in 1735 and rebuilt in stone in 1799) and the associated Old Prison (possibly of 17th Century construction)' 'Most of the buildings now have slate roofs, except the Old Prison and the barns which are roofed with pantiles. '

Herefordshire Council, 'Ross on Wye Conservation Area Appraisal (Draft)', 2006, p.20.

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SOURCES

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

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/04/lock-ups-at-bridstow-ross-on-wye-and.html
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Old Prison', Bridstow, LEN1288739

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1288739
  • Herefordshire Council, 'Ross on Wye Conservation Area Appraisal (Draft)', 2006, p.20.

  • http://councillors.herefordshire.gov.uk/documents/s9852/Ross%20CA%20DRAFT.pdf
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Lockup, Wilton Lane, Bridstow, Herefordshire'

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/services-skills/education/educational-images/lockup-wilton-lane-bridstow-8517

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