Northleach Lock-Up

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Gloucestershire

Location   Adjacent to Post Office, 1 W End, Market Place,  Northleach

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   Unknown

Year closed   Unknown

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   Grade II listed. Also used to store the town stocks (see separate listing).

Description

'The Post Office and lock-up, at end of row. C17-mid C18 in several phases. Main body limestone rubble. Twin-gabled extensions at front. Coursed squared and finely dressed limestone, rendered at front above ground floor level. Ashlar stacks replaced in brick. Complex plan with two gabled extensions projecting forwards at front. C20 lean-to shop front with glazing bars, C20 door with glazing bars left. Four 12-pane sash windows to first floor; those lighting right-hand gable paired. Attics lit by 2-light casements with glazing bars. Keystone to first floor and attic window of left-hand gable. Projecting shop window with horizontal glazing bars to left-hand return of left-hand gable. Early plank door giving access to former 'lock-up' left where the stocks and ducking stool were formerly stored. Heavy-pegged frame with lintel with ogee curved soffit. Axial stacks. Interior not inspected.'

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Post Office, Northleach, LEN1090443

Featured Images

  • Entrance to the lock-up. Photograph taken several years ago.© From the Bourton Archives (with kind permission)
  • Entrance to the lock-up, in December 2019. A column of breeze blocks now obscures the entrance. This was installed for support after movement in the outside wall.© Sue Roberts (with kind permission)
  • Front of lock-up, with adjacent shop (i.e. Post Office) (December 2019)© Sue Roberts (with kind permission)
  • View from the Square of the side wall and path up towards the church (December 2019)© Sue Roberts (with kind permission)
  • Viewed from church path looking towards square and side/ back of lock-up (December 2019)© Sue Roberts (with kind permission)
  • Lock-up in situ, viewed from the Square. Lock-up door is next to the green bin (December 2019)© Sue Roberts (with kind permission)

Description: Entrance to the lock-up. Photograph taken several years ago.

Photo by: © From the Bourton Archives (with kind permission)

Description: Entrance to the lock-up, in December 2019. A column of breeze blocks now obscures the entrance. This was installed for support after movement in the outside wall.

Photo by: © Sue Roberts (with kind permission)

Description: Front of lock-up, with adjacent shop (i.e. Post Office) (December 2019)

Photo by: © Sue Roberts (with kind permission)

Description: View from the Square of the side wall and path up towards the church (December 2019)

Photo by: © Sue Roberts (with kind permission)

Description: Viewed from church path looking towards square and side/ back of lock-up (December 2019)

Photo by: © Sue Roberts (with kind permission)

Description: Lock-up in situ, viewed from the Square. Lock-up door is next to the green bin (December 2019)

Photo by: © Sue Roberts (with kind permission)

SOURCES

    Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Post Office, Northleach, LEN1090443

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1090443
  • Roy's Blog, 'GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Lock-ups at Moreton in Marsh, North Leach and Thornbury.' (27 April 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/04/lock-ups-at-moreton-in-marsh-north.html

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