Bromham Lock-up

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Overview

Alternative Names   Bromham Blind House

Nation   England

County   Wiltshire

Location   churchyard wall, High Street  Bromham

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   1809

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1700-1799, 1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   Plaque states erected 1809. British Listed Buildings Index suggests 18th century, possibly 17th century. When Leslie Brooke visited the lock-up in the 1980s, it was being used as a shed to store tools belonging to the church.

Description

'Lock-up, C18 possibly C17, timber-framed with stone slate pyramid roof. Red brick base. Small, square plan with exposed studs, boarded within and front door set high to right. South side door.'

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Lock Up, Bromham' LEN 1365574

Featured Images

  • Exterior, showing lock-up built into churchyard wallPhoto © Michael Dibb (cc-by-sa/2.0)
  • Photograph. St Nicholas's Church with the village road and cottages, Bromham, Wiltshire, late 19th century. Lock-up (blindhouse) can be seen (looking down the road, past the church, on the left-hand side)Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, MODES Database P2353 (with kind permission).
  • Information plaquePhoto © Michael Dibb (cc-by-sa/2.0)
  • The Blind House or Ancient Lock-up, Bromham. Postcard, view of the blind house, what was once the village lock up, built into the stone wall in front of the churchyard, High Street, Bromham, Wiltshire, 1900-1910. Caption on the front of the postcard reads: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, MODES Database, P55014 (with kind permission)

Description: Exterior, showing lock-up built into churchyard wall

Photo by: Photo © Michael Dibb (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: Photograph. St Nicholas's Church with the village road and cottages, Bromham, Wiltshire, late 19th century. Lock-up (blindhouse) can be seen (looking down the road, past the church, on the left-hand side)

Photo by: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, MODES Database P2353 (with kind permission).

Description: Information plaque

Photo by: Photo © Michael Dibb (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: The Blind House or Ancient Lock-up, Bromham. Postcard, view of the blind house, what was once the village lock up, built into the stone wall in front of the churchyard, High Street, Bromham, Wiltshire, 1900-1910. Caption on the front of the postcard reads: "This is an unique and ancient structure formerly used as a prison. It is interesting to note that in the Churchyard adjoining is the grave of the famous poet, Tom Moore, in memory of whom a magnificent monument was raised and placed near the grave."

Photo by: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, MODES Database, P55014 (with kind permission)

SOURCES

    Roy's Blog, 'WILTSHIRE. Lock-ups at Box, Bradford on Avon and Bromham.' (20 March 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/03/lock-ups-at-box-bradford-on-avon-and.html
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Lock Up, Bromham' LEN 1365574

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1365574
  • Leslie Brooke, Some West-Country Lock-Ups (Castle Cary, Fox Publications, 1985), pp. 18, 117 (sketch)

ARCHIVES

Archive name: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre

Catalogue ref: P2353

Collection: MODES Database

Description: Photograph. St Nicholas's Church with the village road and cottages, Bromham, Wiltshire, late 19th century. Lock-up/ blindhouse can be seen.

Dates: late 19th century


Archive name: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre

Catalogue ref: P55014

Collection: MODES Database

Description: The Blind House or Ancient Lock-up, Bromham. Postcard, view of the blind house, what was once the village lock up, built into the stone wall in front of the churchyard, High Street, Bromham, Wiltshire, 1900-1910. Caption on the front of the postcard reads: "This is an unique and ancient structure formerly used as a prison. It is interesting to note that in the Churchyard adjoining is the grave of the famous poet, Tom Moore, in memory of whom a magnificent monument was raised and placed near the grave."

Dates: 1900-1910


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