Hawkshead Lock-Up

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Cumberland

Location   Town Hall (otherwise Market Hall), The Square,  Hawkshead

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   1790

Year closed   Unknown

Century of Operation   1700-1799

Building Type   Town or Market Hall/ Courthouse

Remarks   Grade II listed but listing does not reference lock-up or cells. Described in listing as 'Town Hall', but elsewhere as 'Market Hall'.

Descriptions

'Town Hall and house. 1790 enlarged 1887. Slate ground floor, roughcast 1st floor and hipped slate roofs. 2 storeys, 7 bays, the 1st 2 bays recessed and lower, the last 2 bays break back. Ground floor has elliptical-headed arches with impost bands, originally open, flat band over. Arches now infilled, with small-paned glazing, Y-tracery window to 1st bay, entrance to 3rd bay. 1st floor has sashed windows with glazing bars, those to 2nd to 7th bays are round-headed in round-headed recesses. 2 datestones recording building and extension. Left return has 2 round-headed windows and entrance; 1st floor Venetian window, sashed with glazing bars, most lights blocked. Right return has lean-to extension and small porch. 2 ventilators to roof ridge. Rear is set into hill. Central 3 bays form original building. 1st 2 bays form house.'

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Hawkshead Town Hall, Town Hall Cottage', LEN1121554

'The building was used as the local court house, and has within its walls the original cell or lock-up (citing Paul Gregson)'

Roy's Blog, 'CUMBRIA. Lock-ups at Cartmel, Hawkshead, Keswick and Workington.' (29 March 2013)

Featured Images

  • Main Square and Town Hall, HawksheadPhoto © Humphrey Bolton (cc-by-sa/2.0)

SOURCES

    Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Hawkshead Town Hall, Town Hall Cottage', LEN1121554

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1121554
  • Roy's Blog, 'CUMBRIA. Lock-ups at Cartmel, Hawkshead, Keswick and Workington.' (29 March 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/03/lock-ups-at-cartmel-hawkshead-keswick.html

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