Melksham Lock-up



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Nation   England

County   Wiltshire

Location   Market Place  Melksham

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   1847

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   Demolished in 1946


'The lock-up in the Market Place at Melksham was demolished in 1946. It had been in use until 1847 when a police house and cells were built for the constable. It was a small octagonal building and the roof had similarities to the one at Castle Cary but with a huge finger signpost on top which in turn was topped with a gas lamp.'

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    Roy's Blog, 'WILTSHIRE. Lock-ups at Amesbury, Great Bedwyn, Ansty, Melksham and Wooton Bassett.' (25 March 2013)



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