Mount Bures Lock-Up



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Nation   England

County   Essex

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

Remarks   Demolished.


'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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    Roy's Blog, 'ESSEX. Lock-ups at Roydon, St Osyth, Steeple Bumpstead, Thaxted and Tollesbury.' (26 June 2013)

  • Mount Bures Community Website, 'Mount Bures Lock-Up'



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