Paignton Lock-Up



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Alternative Names   Clink

Nation   England

County   Devon

Location   Church Street Mews,  Paignton

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   Unknown

Year closed   1867

Century of Operation   1500-1599, 1600-1699, 1700-1799, 1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   Grade II listed. Wall plaque claims building has medieval origins and was last used in 1867.


'Lock-up built against tall wall. C18 or earlier. Local red breccia rubble; slate roof. Wall local red breccia rubble. 2-cell building with single entrance and one window. Single-storey. Lean-to roof. Doorway on west end with breccia lintel and various remains of ironwork associated with doors; slit window on north side with breccia lintel; east end masonry reduces in thickness about 2 metres up from the ground; evidence of external limewash. South side built against tall breccia wall which extends to west and east beyond the building. Plaque on wall describes lock-up as medieval and last used in 1867. INTERIOR: Barrel-vaulted breccia roof to each cell, connecting doorway has breccia lintel. Remains of lime plaster. '

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Paignton Clink and Adjoining Walls', LEN1298319

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    Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Paignton Clink and Adjoining Walls', LEN1298319

  • Roy's Blog, 'DEVON. Lock-ups at Axminster, Dartmouth, Denbury, Ipplepen, Paignton, Sidmouth, Torquay and Totnes.' (03 May 2013)



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