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 built as a lock-up and is a grade II-listed building. The site on which it was built was used by Prince Rupert his army as a camp site in 1644 during preparations for the Siege of Liverpool, a battle which formed part of the English Civil War. Hence the lock-up became known locally as Prince Rupert's Tower. The date at which it fell out of use is unknown. However, in the 20th century it acquired a new purpose as an icon for Everton Football Club. The lock-up has featured on the Club's crest since 1938. In 1978, the lock-up was first used on the Everton F.C's player kit. 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

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Description: Everton FC Badge at Goodison Park featuring Prince Rupert's Tower

Photo by: Nsno1878 at English Wikipedia [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


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    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
  • 'History of the Crest', Everton Football Club website

  • https://www.evertonfc.com/club/history/history-of-the-crest


Archive name: Liverpool Record Office

Catalogue ref: 352 PSP/92/2/1

Collection: Photographs and small prints: Prisons

Description: View of lock-up on Everton Brow, Netherfield Road South.

Dates: 21 May 1986

Archive name: Liverpool Record Office

Catalogue ref: 352 PSP/111/2034/1

Collection: Photographs and small prints: Streets and districts: Shaw Street

Description: View of Shaw Street, L6, showing fields on the right through which the street was cut about 1830. In the centre is Everton Round House or Lock-Up.

Dates: c.1790


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