Lyme Regis Borough Lock Up

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Overview

Alternative Names   Lyme Regis Cockmoil

Nation   England

County   Dorset

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.

Descriptions

'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)

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  • 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 © Bill Harrison (cc-by-sa/2.0)

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)

SOURCES

    Account of Gaols, Houses of Correction or Penitentiaries in the United Kingdom, 1818 (Parl. Papers, 1819, XVII.371), p.12
  • Eighth Report of the Committee of the Society for the Improvement of Prison Discipline and for the Reformation of Juvenile Offenders (London, 1832), Appendix, p.11
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Tenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1845, XXIV.207), p.106
  • Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (1829, XIX.401), p.44
  • Return of Places of Confinement Outside Gaol Acts in England and Wales (Parl. Papers, 1833, XXVIII.425), p.67
  • Royal Commission of Inquiry into Municipal Corporations of England and Wales, First Report, Appendices: Part 2 (Parl. Papers, 1835, XXIII.133), p.1310
  • 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

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