Great Dunmow Lock-Up




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Nation   England

County   Essex

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.

Description: Former town lock-up, North Street, Great Dunmow

Photo by: Photo © Stefan Czapski (cc-by-sa/2.0)


    Roy's Blog, 'ESSEX. Lock-ups at Great Bardfield, Great Dunmow, Orsett and Rayne.' (26 June 2013)



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