Hilperton Lock-up




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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


'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

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  • ExteriorPhoto © David Smith (cc-by-sa/2.0)


    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


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