Horbury Lock Up House

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Overview

Alternative Names   Horbury Kidcote

Nation   England

County   Yorkshire

Location   (near 37) Tithe Barn Street  Horbury

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   c1710

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1700-1799, 1800-1899

Building Type   Lock Up

Descriptions

'This lock up house is so situated (about the centre of the town) that the floor is lower than the ground at the back, but on a level with the street in front; there being, however, a boarded flor, and the walls being lined half way up with wood, the place was dry, and the parish constable, who has charge of the lock up, stated that it was so at all seasons of the year. The building belongs to the town. There is but one cell. It is 9 feet square, and 7 1/2 feet high ... The cell opens into the street, and is lighted by a glazed window at the back, which is guarded by bars, but which the prisoner can open or sut. For ventilation there is, besides this window, a small hole in the wall. There is no provision for warming, and the cell is cold. The bedding consists of loose straw and a rug on a guard bed.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.108

'Former lock-up. Early C19. Coursed, squared rubble with quoins. Stone slate roof. Two storeys. Single cell. Entrance in gable front with studded door. Rear has small window with iron grill to ground floor, left. A stone stair leads to lst floor entrance with stone surround. Small window at high level to each side elevation. Interior: not inspected. The building's ground floor was used as the town lock-up. '

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Former lock-up approximately 5 metres south east of number 33, LEN 1135517' (https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1135517)

Featured Images

  • ExteriorPhoto © Neil Theasby (cc-by-sa/2.0)
  • DoorPhoto © SMJ (cc-by-sa/2.0)

SOURCES

    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.108
  • Roy's Blog, 'YORKSHIRE. Lock-ups at Holmfirth, Haworth, Horbury and Hunmanby' (27 March 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/03/lock-ups-at-holmfirth-horbury-and.html
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Former lock-up approximately 5 metres south east of number 33, LEN 1135517'

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1135517

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