Okeford Fitzpaine Lock-up

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Dorset

Location   unknown  Okeford Fitzpaine

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Building Type   Lock-Up

Descriptions

'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

Featured Images

  • 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 © Maigheach-gheal (cc-by-sa/2.0)

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)

SOURCES

    Roy's Blog, 'DORSET. lock-ups at Cerne Abbas, Corfe Castle, Gillingham, Okeford Fitzpatrick, Poole, Swanage & Lyme Regis.' (26 May 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/05/lock-ups-at-corfe-castle-gillingham.html
  • Leslie Brooke, Some West-Country Lock-Ups (Castle Cary, Fox Publications, 1985), pp. 8 & 43 (sketch)

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