Luckington Lock-up

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Wiltshire

Location   The Street  Luckington

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1700-1799, 1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   Next to 'The Pump House'. An iron pump and stone trough stand beside the doorway.

Description

'Lock-up, C18, ashlar, small scale, single-storey with stepped ashlar block roof and south side door. Door is renewed but has reset original grille and hinged pierced iron covering flap. Cast- iron village pump is attached to left of door.'

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Lock Up, Luckington', LEN: 1283174

Featured Images

  • ExteriorPhoto © Ray Bird (cc-by-sa/2.0)
  • Luckington, The Old Police Cell; photograph, lock-up, public water pump and Pump House with three children posed, Luckington, Wiltshire, c 1910Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, MODES Database, P6992 (with kind permission)

Description: Exterior

Photo by: Photo © Ray Bird (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: Luckington, The Old Police Cell; photograph, lock-up, public water pump and Pump House with three children posed, Luckington, Wiltshire, c 1910

Photo by: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, MODES Database, P6992 (with kind permission)

SOURCES

    Roy's Blog, 'WILTSHIRE. Lock-ups at Luckington, Maiden Bradley and Shrewton.' (22 March 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/03/lock-ups-at-luckington-maiden-bradley.html
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Lock Up, Luckington', LEN: 1283174

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1283174
  • Leslie Brooke, Some West-Country Lock-Ups (Castle Cary, Fox Publications, 1985), pp. 19, 129 (sketch)

ARCHIVES

Archive name: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre

Catalogue ref: P6992

Collection: MODES Database

Description: Luckington, The Old Police Cell; photograph, lock-up, public water pump and Pump House with three children posed, Luckington, Wiltshire

Dates: c.1910


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2 Comments

  1. Mrs Sara Sloman

    Today I was talking to atheist Luckington local gentleman in his 70s who holds the keys for the lock up. He described that in front of the pump house and lock up was a pond now paved for car parking. He explained the Lock up was used for anyone drunk and disorderly or caught thieving from the fields. The police station itself is further down the hill, towards Badminton, but the lock up remains in his care. He opened the iron cover to reveal a grille/iron bars for me! There is so much history around us locked up in the villagers who live there today.

    • Rosalind Crone

      Wonderful! So glad you got to look inside. Lock-ups are fascinating relics of criminal justice system of the past. Anecdotes – handed down knowledge in the community – is vital evidence because so little otherwise survives. We want to know about local uses (sometimes not all about crime and justice) and also experiences of being locked inside. Thank you for sharing, and if you happened to take any photos during your visit, we would love to see them.

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