Churchtown Lock-Up




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Alternative Names   Roundhouse

Nation   England

County   Lancashire

Location   East of entrance to Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road (B5244),  Churchtown

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   Unknown

Year closed   1874

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   Lock-up demolished in 1874. A copy was built nearby in 1876 and this is Grade II listed.


'The Round House and Pound were originally situated at what is now the main entrance to the Botanic Gardens. The Round House or ‘lock up’ was demolished in 1874 but a copy was incorporated into the entrance and was used as a tram and bus shelter. The Pound was moved to Peet’s Lane near to Churchgate.'

North Meols Civic Society 'Churchtown Village Trail'

'Lock-up, now store. Probably 1876; altered. Red brick in Flemish bond, with blue brick band and sandstone dressings, polygonal slate roof with green fishscale band and branched finials. EXTERIOR: small building on east-west axis, with canted ends. Single storey; canted west front with false windows in 2 sides and a doorway in the third, the windows with painted glazing bars and the door panelled, all with shouldered stone heads; blue brick band carried round, bracketed eaves. INTERIOR: not inspected. Forms group with No.1 Lodge (qv), No.2 Lodge (qv) and associated Gate posts and gates (qv) at entrance to Botanic Gardens. '

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Former Lock Up to East of Lodge Number 2', Churchtown, LEN1379548

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  • Churchtown Lock-UpPhoto © Michael Winters


    Roy's Blog, 'LANCASHIRE. Lock-ups at Burnley, Churchtown, Garstang and Tottington.' (02 April 2013)

  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Former Lock Up to East of Lodge Number 2', Churchtown, LEN1379548

  • North Meols Civic Society 'Churchtown Village Trail'



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