Luddenden Lock-ups

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Yorkshire

Location   Under former junior school (St Mary's School) on High Street  Luddenden

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   1825

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   Three cells, located in the basement of the former junior school in Luddenden, accessed via the street. One cell has since been bricked up. Above two cells are inscribed, on the lintel, the names of two adjacent townships, Midgley and Warley, suggesting that this lock-up was shared by the three townships , the boundaries of which met at Luddenden Brook (which ran parallel to the High Street).

Description

'SOWERBY BRIDGE HIGH STREET SE 0426 (west side), Luddenden 5/90 Luddenden Junior Church of England School GV II School. 1825, enlarged 1856, restored and extended 1928 ... Basement: right hand bay has 3 doorways, one blocked, the other 2 with old board doors the lintels inscribed 'MIDGLEY' and 'WARLEY' (gave access to 2 lock-ups for the use of the respective townships (which meet at Luddenden Brook)).'

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Luddenden Junior Church of England School, Calderdale', LEN 1134508

Featured Images

  • Exterior of the lock-up, showing the three cell doors with the names of local townships inscribed in the lintels above. (c.2003)© David Cant (with kind permission)
  • Exterior, showing the corner of the building (junction of High Street and Old Lane, and cell doors painted black (c.2008)Photo © Betty Longbottom (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: Exterior of the lock-up, showing the three cell doors with the names of local townships inscribed in the lintels above. (c.2003)

Photo by: © David Cant (with kind permission)

Description: Exterior, showing the corner of the building (junction of High Street and Old Lane, and cell doors painted black (c.2008)

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

SOURCES

    Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Luddenden Junior Church of England School, Calderdale', LEN 1134508

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1134508
  • Roy's Blog, 'YORKSHIRE. Lock-ups at Illingworth, Luddenden and Seamer.' (27 March 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/03/lock-ups-at-illingworth-luddenden-and.html

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