Ibstock Lock-Up



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Alternative Names   Ibstock Round House, Ibstock Town Prison

Nation   England

County   Leicestershire

Location   Sand Pit Row (likely the junction of Melbourne Road and Station Road)  Ibstock

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   1836

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   Vestry Minutes suggest that a lock-up was built in Sand Pit Row to replace a 'round house' that was destroyed in December 1835. It is not clear whether the old and new lock-ups shared the same site. Sand Pit Row no longer exists, but land allotted to to Ibstock parish at inclosure for sand and gravel was near the junction of present-day Melbourne Road and Station Road. An Ibstock tithe map from 1838 shows a row of houses near there with three very small buildings in close proximity, one of which was presumably the new 'round house' or 'prison'. These buildings do not feature on the inclosure map of 1775. No lock-up survives in Ibstock today.


'Minute 10 Dec 1835 (summary) The 'round house' was 'violently pulled down' a few nights before. Perpetrators to be sought. Estimate to be obtained for rebuilding at same size 'with a wood bottom and a brick roof'. 21 Jan 1836: The 'town prison' is to be rebuilt at the back of the parish houses in Sand Pit Row.'

From Vestry Minutes (at Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, DE 4565/7)

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Archive name: Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland

Catalogue ref: DE 4565/7

Collection: Vestry Minutes

Description: Minutes for December 1835 and January 1836

Dates: 1835-36


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