Clun Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Shropshire

Location   town hall (The Square)  Clun

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   1780

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1700-1799, 1800-1899

Building Type   Town Hall

Descriptions

'There is a Lock-up House under the Town Hall, the property of the lord of the manor.'

Royal Commission of Inquiry into Municipal Corporations of England and Wales, First Report, Appendices: Part 4 (Parl. Papers, 1835, XXV.1), p.2643

'Edward Clive, Lord of the Manor, and responsible for Clun's town hall 'planned to have a small market hall and 'lock-up' at ground level and a room above to serve as a court-house. ... The ground floor was used on Market Days until market traders ceased to come to Clun in the late 1920's. In 1932 the space was converted into Clun Museum. A stout chain, securely attached in one corner there, is always pointed out as proof that the area was once used as a jail.''

Jean Withers, 'Clun town hall - Edward Clive's legacy', Clun Courier Issue Number 121: August 2000, published on Discovering Shropshire's History website (http://www.shropshirehistory.org.uk/html/search/verb/GetRecord/theme:20070317142054)

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  • Town Hall, exteriorPhoto © Philip Pankhurst (cc-by-sa/2.0)

SOURCES

    Royal Commission of Inquiry into Municipal Corporations of England and Wales, First Report, Appendices: Part 4 (Parl. Papers, 1835, XXV.1), p.2643
  • Jean Withers, 'Clun town hall - Edward Clive's legacy', Clun Courier Issue Number 121: August 2000, published on Discovering Shropshire's History website

  • http://www.shropshirehistory.org.uk/html/search/verb/GetRecord/theme:20070317142054

ARCHIVES

Archive name: Shropshire Archives

Catalogue ref: 2924/29-30

Collection: Police Papers Relating to Lock-ups

Description: Papers relating to Clun Lock-up

Dates: 1848


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