Alternative Names Heytesbury Blind House
Location High Street Heytesbury
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened unknown
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1700-1799, 1800-1899
Building Type Lock-Up
Remarks Leslie Brooke explains that the lock-up, situated on a busy main road (A36) was damaged when a lorry crashed into it, but was subsequently skilfully restored, and tiny flower beds placed on either side. Air admitted through an iron grille above the door.
'Blind house; village lock-up. Probably C18. Limestone ashlar, stone slate pointed roof. Octagonal. Plain square-head doorcase with planked studded door, over is small square light with iron bars. Roof has ball finial at apex. Interior has simple fitted wooden bench against rear wall, ceiling is ashlar dome. Scheduled Ancient Monument, Wiltshire No 254.'
Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Blind House, Heytesbury' LEN 1364382
Photo by: Photo © Maigheach-gheal (cc-by-sa/2.0)
Description: Photograph, Blind House, High Street, Heytesbury, Wiltshire, 1960s
Archive name: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre
Catalogue ref: P7062
Collection: MODES Database
Description: Photograph, Blind House, High Street, Heytesbury, Wiltshire