Grampound [Gaol]

Overview

Sources

Comments Print

Overview

Nation   England

County   Cornwall

Location   Town Hall, Fore Street  Grampound

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Town Hall

Descriptions

'Town hall with clock tower, now parish room. Probably early C18, with alterations ... Interior: The ground floor room has painted rubble walls. There is a doorway to rear, leading into the lean-to, with plank door with strap hinges. This is said to have been the town lock-up.'

http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-71386-town-hall-and-clock-tower-grampound-with-#.WIYDSVOLRhE

'a little room under town-hall'

Royal Commission of Inquiry into Municipal Corporations of England and Wales, First Report, Appendix (Parl. Papers, 1835, XXIV.1), p. 108

Featured Images

We don’t have any historical or contemporary pictures of this lock-up at present. If you could give us one, or maybe several, we would be delighted! Follow this link to submit an image of this lock-up. For more information on how to photograph lock ups for the purposes of historical research, please see our User Guide.

SOURCES

    British Listed Buildings, Town Hall and Clock Tower

  • http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-71386-town-hall-and-clock-tower-grampound-with-#.WIYDSVOLRhE
  • Royal Commission of Inquiry into Municipal Corporations of England and Wales, First Report, Appendix (Parl. Papers, 1835, XXIV.1), p. 108

Comments

Is there something you’d like to tell us about this lock-up which doesn’t fit easily into the categories of information above? Perhaps you have a good story about someone who was confined in the lock up. Would you like to start a conversation about the lock-up with others who are also interested in either lock-ups or local history? Or would you like to tell us how you have used the data on this lock-up? Please leave a reply!

Alternatively, if you would like to correct or add to the data in the record, please follow this link. Or, click here if you like to find out more about contributing to this project.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *