Buckland Dinham Lock-up




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Nation   England

County   Somerset

Location   The Green, St Michael's Close (opposite church)  Buckland Dinham

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   c.1763

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1700-1799, 1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   Roy's Blog and Leslie Brooke cite entries in surviving parish account books which refer to the lock-up (early 19th century).


'Lock-up. C18. Coursed and squared rubble, pyramidal stone slate roof with ball finial. Small square structure. Door opening to frontage in 4-centred stone surround, studded plank door. Small oval iron barred opening to rear in stone surround. Vaulted stone ceiling to interior.'

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Lock Up, The Cross, Buckland Dinham', LEN 1174096

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  • ExteriorPhoto © Neil Owen (cc-by-sa/2.0)
  • Lock-up door - new timberPhoto © Neil Owen (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: Exterior

Photo by: Photo © Neil Owen (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: Lock-up door - new timber

Photo by: Photo © Neil Owen (cc-by-sa/2.0)


    Roy's Blog, 'SOMERSET. Lock-ups at Buckland Dinham and Pensford.' (13 July 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/07/somerset-lock-ups-at-buckland-dinham.html
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Lock Up, The Cross, Buckland Dinham', LEN 1174096

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1174096
  • Leslie Brooke, Some West-Country Lock-Ups (Castle Cary, Fox Publications, 1985), pp. 11, 53 (sketch)


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