Freshford Lock-up

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Somerset

Location   Church Hill (below church)  Freshford

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   c.1815

Century of Operation   1700-1799, 1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   Later used to house the fire engine.

Description

'Lock-up, fire-engine house, now a store. Late C18th. Built into the wall of Church Hill. Rubble; lean-to tiled roof. Plank door with strap hinges and small cast iron grille window. Parish records describe the building as a fire- engine house in 1815. '

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Store to West of Churchyard', LEN 1320487

Featured Images

  • Exterior.Photo © Brian Robert Marshall (cc-by-sa/2.0)
  • Wooden door, with strap hinges and a window covered with an iron grille © Rosalind Crone
  • Wooden plaque. Only describes its use as a fire engine house.© Rosalind Crone
  • Exterior of the lock-up, showing the parish church in the background.© Rosalind Crone

Description: Exterior.

Photo by: Photo © Brian Robert Marshall (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: Wooden door, with strap hinges and a window covered with an iron grille

Photo by: © Rosalind Crone

Description: Wooden plaque. Only describes its use as a fire engine house.

Photo by: © Rosalind Crone

Description: Exterior of the lock-up, showing the parish church in the background.

Photo by: © Rosalind Crone

SOURCES

    Roy's Blog, 'SOMERSET. Lock-ups at Batheaston, Misterton and Freshford.' (13 July 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/07/somerset-lock-ups-at-batheaston.html
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Store to West of Churchyard', LEN 1320487

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1320487
  • Leslie Brooke, Some West-Country Lock-Ups (Castle Cary, Fox Publications, 1985), pp. 16, 89 & 91 (sketches)

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