Frome Blindhouse

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Somerset

Location   churchyard, Church Lane (formerly Blind House Lane)  Frome

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   1798

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1700-1799, 1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   Datestone says 1798.

Descriptions

'It is in a dilapidated state and is currently being used as a churchyard store room. The original doorway is covered by an iron gate which would have given way to two cells. It does not appear to be a listed building.'

Roy's Blog, 'SOMERSET. Lock-ups at Frome and Croscombe.' (13 July 2013) (http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/07/somerset-lock-ups-at-frome-and-croscombe.html)

'...sufficient remains in the churchyard to show the interior to have been long and narrow, and that it was almost completely buried below the surface of the graveyard.'

Leslie Brooke, Some West-Country Lock-Ups (Castle Cary, Fox Publications, 1985), pp. 11, 57 (sketch)

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SOURCES

    Roy's Blog, 'SOMERSET. Lock-ups at Frome and Croscombe.' (13 July 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/07/somerset-lock-ups-at-frome-and-croscombe.html
  • Leslie Brooke, Some West-Country Lock-Ups (Castle Cary, Fox Publications, 1985), pp. 11, 57 (sketch)

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