Location Suggested near to the Thatchers Arms or near old workhouse (Solliers), Mount Bures
Map location in the vicinity
Year opened Unknown
Year closed After 1843
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Lock-Up
'It was not until this press cutting [The Times 5 August 1843, 'The Escape From Colchester Gaol - Richard Petchell'] that we realised that Mount Bures had a Lock-Up.' '[It] could well have been around the area of the Thatchers Arms or Solliers (Workhouse)'. Times article reports the arrest of Petchell by the Essex Constabulary after his escape from Colchester. The constable 'succeeded in handcuffing him, when without further resistance he was taken to the Lock-up at Mount Bures'
Mount Bures Community Website, 'Mount Bures Lock-Up'
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