Everton Lock-up

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Alternative Names   Prince Rupert's Tower

Nation   England

County   Lancashire

Location   Brow Side Gardens, Everton Brow  Everton, Liverpool

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   1787

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1700-1799, 1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   Prince Rupert's Tower was originally purposed as a lock-up and is considered a grade II-listed building. The lock-up lost its original purpose in the 19th century as modern policing was introduced across the country. The structure was notably first used on the Everton F.C's player kit in 1978. It has been incorporated in the club's crest ever since. The building was repaired in 1997 through a £15000 donation from Everton F.C. It is currently owned by Liverpool County Council.

Description: Grade II listed former overnight lockup for drunks. Behind are Shaw Street and beyond, Liverpool Waterfront buildings.

Photo by: Wikimedia Commons User:Rodhullandemu

SOURCES

    Wikipedia Everton Lock-up article

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everton_Lock-Up
  • Atlas Obscura article on Prince Rupert's Tower

  • https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/prince-ruperts-tower
  • Roy's Blog, 'MERSEYSIDE. Lock-ups at Everton and Wavertree.' (06 April 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/04/lock-ups-at-everton-and-wavertree-in.html
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Former Lock Up, Liverpool', LEN 1062539

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062539

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