Lacock Lock-up

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Overview

Alternative Names   Lacock Blind House

Nation   England

County   Wiltshire

Location   next to Tithe Barn, East Street  Lacock

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Century of Operation   1700-1799, 1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Description

'A late C18 village lock-up. MATERIALS AND PLAN: built of ashlar stone and is square on plan. DESCRIPTION: a small, square building with coursed ashlar walls with low plinth and band at band at cornice level, and a domed ashlar roof surmounted by a ball finial. There are two buttresses to the north, and to the west the lock-up is joined to the adjacent tithe barn by a wall with a timber door giving access to the lock-up. The door, with iron studs and thick straps with decorative ends, opens into a small flagged yard, which is roofed with an iron grille. The studded door into the lock-up itself is in a chamfered surround, and inside is a lavatory and modern timber bed. The lock-up is window-less but has a high ventilation hole.'

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Lock-up, Lacock' LEN 1022162

Featured Images

  • Exterior, showing attachment to Tithe BarnPhoto © Betty Longbottom (cc-by-sa/2.0)
  • Interior. Showing wooden bed and earthen toilet.Photo © Chris Allen (cc-by-sa/2.0)
  • ExteriorPhoto © Chris Allen (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: Exterior, showing attachment to Tithe Barn

Photo by: Photo © Betty Longbottom (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: Interior. Showing wooden bed and earthen toilet.

Photo by: Photo © Chris Allen (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: Exterior

Photo by: Photo © Chris Allen (cc-by-sa/2.0)

SOURCES

    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, 'The Lock-up, Lacock' LEN 1022162

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1022162

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