Kilmersdon Guardhouse



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Nation   England

County   Somerset

Location   churchyard wall  Kilmersdon

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   1785

Year closed   1835

Century of Operation   1700-1799, 1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   Leslie Brooke, in his book on West Country lock-ups, explains that this lock-up was built beside the churchyard wall in 1785, but in 1835 was taken down and rebuilt opposite the Joliffe Arms (see: Brooke cites entries from the Churchwarden's Accounts which refer to the original building.


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    Leslie Brooke, Some West-Country Lock-Ups (Castle Cary, Fox Publications, 1985), p. 12
  • Roy's Blog, 'SOMERSET. Lock-ups at Kilmersdon, Kingsbury Episcopi and Mells.' (13 July 2013)



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