Heytesbury Lock-up

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Overview

Alternative Names   Heytesbury Blind House

Nation   England

County   Wiltshire

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.

Description

'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

Featured Images

  • ExteriorPhoto © Maigheach-gheal (cc-by-sa/2.0)
  • Photograph, Blind House, High Street, Heytesbury, Wiltshire, 1960sWiltshire & Swindon History Centre, MODES Database, P7062 (with kind permission)

Description: Exterior

Photo by: Photo © Maigheach-gheal (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: Photograph, Blind House, High Street, Heytesbury, Wiltshire, 1960s

Photo by: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, MODES Database, P7062 (with kind permission)

SOURCES

    Roy's Blog, 'WILTSHIRE. Lock-ups at Heytesbury, Hilperton and Lacock.' (22 March 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/03/lock-ups-at-heytesbury-hilperton-and.html
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Blind House, Heytesbury' LEN 1364382

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1364382
  • Leslie Brooke, Some West-Country Lock-Ups (Castle Cary, Fox Publications, 1985), pp. 18, 123 (sketch)

ARCHIVES

Archive name: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre

Catalogue ref: P7062

Collection: MODES Database

Description: Photograph, Blind House, High Street, Heytesbury, Wiltshire

Dates: 1960s


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