Hinton St George Lock-up

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Somerset

Location   27 The Green (originally on the village green)  Hinton St George

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   1804

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   Private property. Leslie Brooke states that the open space by the side of the building was formerly the village pound.

Description

'The lock-up probably dates to 1804, as inscribed on a lintel,and was originally on the village green. It is built from hamstone and brick and the roof has been replaced by corrugated iron sheeting. It has the original barred door with peephole which has been inserted into a new doorway on the side of the building. The original doorway on the end has been partially filled in and a window inserted. A circular stone ventilation opening above gave some light. The interior has a fine barrel-vaulted roof. There is also a stone insert inscribed 'J. Irish, 1954' which is the likely date of the conversion. In 1830 it was used to store the goods of a pauper and two years later held the pauper herself. In 1930 a private house was built on the green alongside the lock-up which is now within the grounds of that property at 27 The Green, TA17 8SQ. It is now used as a store.'

Roy's Blog, 'SOMERSET. Lock-ups at Hinton St George, Nether Stowey and Coleford.' (13 July 2013) (http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/07/somerset-lock-ups-at-hinton-st-george.html)

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SOURCES

    Roy's Blog, 'SOMERSET. Lock-ups at Hinton St George, Nether Stowey and Coleford.' (13 July 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/07/somerset-lock-ups-at-hinton-st-george.html
  • Leslie Brooke, Some West-Country Lock-Ups (Castle Cary, Fox Publications, 1985), pp. 11, 61 (sketch)

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