Packington Lock-Up

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Overview

Alternative Names   The Roundhouse

Nation   England

County   Leicestershire

Location   Ashby Road, opposite junction with High Street,  Packington

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   Unknown

Year closed   Unknown

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   Grade II listed. Built in the 18th century but door 20th century. Used by Air Raid Patrol wardens in World War II.

Descriptions

'Lock-up of C18. Small red brick 1 storey building of octagonal plan with pyramidal octagonal brick roof. Stone and stone ball finial. Stone string course between walls and roof. Rounded arch doorway in front angle contains C20 door.'

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Lock Up', Packington, LEN1074344

'During the Second World War, Packington Roundhouse served as the ARP Wardens' post.' 'Packington Roundhouse was the last part of the Hastings estate in the village, but the Countess of Loudon was unable to maintain it. In 1997 she gifted it to the Parish Council who are currently restoring it as a Grade 2 listed building.'

Elizabeth Hewes, 'Betty's Travel Journals'. Fantastic State Company/ Paragon Publishing, 2011, p.182

'The Countess of Loudoun Donated This Building To The Village of Packington By Deed of Gift In 1997'

Plaque on door

'The doorway was bricked up in the 1950s after vandalism.'

Local resident, memories, dating from 1957-1964

Featured Images

  • Packington LockupPhoto © Oliver Mills (cc-by-sa/2.0)
  • Packington Lock-up in the late 1950s. Note the different door.© Christopher Rigg (with kind permission)
  • Packington Lock-up in 2019© Christopher Rigg (with kind permission)

Description: Packington Lockup

Photo by: Photo © Oliver Mills (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: Packington Lock-up in the late 1950s. Note the different door.

Photo by: © Christopher Rigg (with kind permission)

Description: Packington Lock-up in 2019

Photo by: © Christopher Rigg (with kind permission)

SOURCES

    Roy's Blog, 'LEICESTERSHIRE. Lock-ups at Breedon on the Hill, Packington & Worthington' (11 April 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/04/lock-ups-at-breedon-on-hill-packington.html
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Lock Up', Packington, LEN1074344

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1074344
  • Elizabeth Hewes, 'Betty's Travel Journals'. Fantastic State Company/ Paragon Publishing, 2011

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