Location unknown Okeford Fitzpaine
Map location in the vicinity
Year opened unknown
Year closed unknown
Building Type Lock-Up
'There was a lock-up at Okeford Fitzpatrick. Attached to a barn the whole site was subsequently converted into a charming thatched cottage. The oak door with grille and pointed arch doorway were incorporated into the facade of the new building.'
Roy's Blog, 'DORSET. lock-ups at Cerne Abbas, Corfe Castle, Gillingham, Okeford Fitzpatrick, Poole, Swanage & Lyme Regis.' (26 May 2013)
'On conversion - 'the adjoining cells of the lock-up were built into the cottage and the pointed arch door preserved as a reminder. It has been said that cider was piped through the grille to refresh those incarcerated inside, but looking at the narrowness of the apertures, it must have been through a straw!''
Leslie Brooke, Some West-Country Lock-Ups (Castle Cary, Fox Publications, 1985), pp. 8
Description: Exterior, of cottage into which the former lock-up was incorporated. Pointed arch door was small aperture was all that remained of the lock-up.
Photo by: Photo © Maigheach-gheal (cc-by-sa/2.0)