Alternative Names The Turrets
Location High Street, Coleford
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened unknown
Year closed unknown
Building Type Lock-Up
Remarks The Turrets, High Street, Coleford, is said to have been an 'in transit' lock-up, used to accommodate prisoners en route from Bath Courthouse to the prison at Shepton Mallett. The small circular part of the building was used as a cell. The building was connected, by tunnel, to a house on the opposite side of the street where the jailer lived. The jailer used the tunnel to move between the lock-up and his home. The tunnel has since been blocked to protect the privacy of the current residents. The Turrets is now used as a holiday let. The building dates to the 17th century, but the operational dates of the lock-up are not known.
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