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'.
'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)