Location 11 North Street (B1008), Great Dunmow
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened Unknown
Year closed 1843
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Lock-Up
Remarks Adjacent properties are Grade II listed but no listing could be found for the lock-up itself. Plaque on building says the single cell prison ceased to function in 1843 when the police station opened. Later used a soup kitchen and shop. Converted by Daisy Countess Warwick into a soup kitchen (late 19th century), and she gifted the land to the Town Council in the 1920s. Also used as a cobblers about 35 years ago.
'This small single cell prison ceased its function in 1843 when the Dunmow police station opened. During the 1890ss this disused lock-up was adapted to be a soup kitchen to help feed the poor of the area during those hard years. Lady Warwick is reputed to have provided venison for the kitchen from her neighbouring lands.'
Inscription, plaque, Great Dunmow Lock-up
Description: Former town lock-up, North Street, Great Dunmow
Photo by: Photo © Stefan Czapski (cc-by-sa/2.0)