Hilperton Lock-up

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Overview

Alternative Names   Hilperton Blind House

Nation   England

County   Wiltshire

Location   Church Street (beside war memorial)  Hilperton

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1700-1799, 1800-1899, 1900-1999

Building Type   Lock-Up

Descriptions

'A late-C17 village lock-up or blind house, altered in the circa early C20, and restored in 1978. MATERIALS: the lock up has limestone ashlar walls and roof. PLAN: it has an unequal sided octagonal single cell plan. EXTERIOR: the small, single storey building has a doorway with plain, limestone chamfered surround facing the street, and with a late-C20 door. The building has a plat band to a domed roof, and is topped with a ball finial. The rear, facing a private garden, was not inspected.'

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Former Lock Up c40m NE of Church Farm' LEN 1194173

'octagonal-shaped lock-up ... set into a garden wall. The original door, opening on to the street, has been blocked up. though fragments of ironwork remain to the side of it, and a new door has been cut on the garden side converting it into a gazebo. It possessed a domed roof of similar construction to others in the area, but with an exceptionally large ball finial.'

Leslie Brooke, Some West-Country Lock-Ups (Castle Cary, Fox Publications, 1985), pp. 18, 125

Featured Images

  • ExteriorPhoto © David Smith (cc-by-sa/2.0)
  • Photograph, lock-up and War Memorial, Hilperton, Wiltshire, September 1983Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, MODES Database, P13084 (with kind permission)

Description: Exterior

Photo by: Photo © David Smith (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: Photograph, lock-up and War Memorial, Hilperton, Wiltshire, September 1983

Photo by: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, MODES Database, P13084 (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, 'Former Lock Up c40m NE of Church Farm' LEN 1194173

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1194173
  • Leslie Brooke, Some West-Country Lock-Ups (Castle Cary, Fox Publications, 1985), pp. 18, 125

ARCHIVES

Archive name: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre

Catalogue ref: P13084

Collection: MODES Database

Description: Photograph, lock-up and War Memorial, Hilperton, Wiltshire, September 1983

Dates: 1983


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