Crich Lock-Up (The Common)



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Alternative Names   Village Prison

Nation   England

County   Derbyshire

Location   Beside the Old Parish Rooms on island site at junction of The Common and Surgery Lane,  Crich

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   Unknown

Year closed   Unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   Now a private residence.


'The constable was in charge of the village lock-up...(The Rating Survey of Crich of 1839 records that the Parish was then required to pay rates on the Village Prison - which was a small building of stone, at the northern end of the block in which the Parish room is to be found)'

Geoffrey Dawes, 'History of the Parish of Crich', Chapter 3

'[The village prison] was a small dark sparse room under the "old" Parish Rooms, which was eventually used as a toilet before improvement of the buildings occurred.'

Crich Parish website, ‘Crime and punishment in Crich’

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    Geoffrey Dawes, 'History of the Parish of Crich', Chapter 3

  • Crich Parish website, ‘Crime and punishment in Crich’

  • Roy's Blog, 'DERBYSHIRE. Lock-ups at Alfreton, Cromford and Curbar.' (09 April 2013)



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