Alternative Names Lyme Regis Cockmoil
Location Guildhall, Bridge Street Lyme Regis
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened unknown
Year closed c1887
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Town Hall
Remarks Included in the Digest of Prison Returns for 1838.
'There is a Gaol under the town hall, which was probably made use of in former times, it is now used only as a lock-up house.'
Royal Commission of Inquiry into Municipal Corporations of England and Wales, First Report, Appendices: Part 2 (Parl. Papers, 1835, XXIII.133), p.1310
'There was a lock-up at Lyme Regis until about 1887. The Guildhall in Bridge Street, DT7 3AQ was built on the site in that year and only the old lock-up door remains at the side of the building. A sign over the door reads : ' THE DOOR OF THE OLD LOCK-UP WHICH STOOD HERE '.'
Roy's Blog, 'DORSET. lock-ups at Cerne Abbas, Corfe Castle, Gillingham, Okeford Fitzpatrick, Poole, Swanage & Lyme Regis.' (26 May 2013) (http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/05/lock-ups-at-corfe-castle-gillingham.html)
Description: Lyme Regis Guildhall. The old lock up door, with inscription, is the first opening to street level on the left-hand side of the image.
Photo by: Photo © Bill Harrison (cc-by-sa/2.0)