Pensford Lock-up

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Somerset

Location   1 Publow Lane  Pensford

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   mid 18th century

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1700-1799, 1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   Leslie Brooke also mentions a lock-up at 'Publow', a parish adjoining Pensford, but could find no trace of it in the historical record. Given the Pensford lock-up is located on Publow Lane, they might have been the same lock-up (Brooke suggests as much too). Brooke describes two boys shut in the lock-up overnight, whose concerned relatives fed them by pushing 'food' through the keyhole.

Descriptions

'Lock-up. Mid C18. Rubble with freestone dressings and ashlar domical roof with ball finial. Octagonal on base. Plank door to front with small slit vents at the sides. Shown on a 1776 estate map. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument.'

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Lock Up, Publow', LEN 1129494

'The door has been replaced and inside there is a single stone bench and an iron ring shackle on the wall.'

Roy's Blog, 'SOMERSET. Lock-ups at Buckland Dinham and Pensford.' (13 July 2013) (http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/07/somerset-lock-ups-at-buckland-dinham.html)

Featured Images

  • ExteriorPhoto © Brian Green (cc-by-sa/2.0)
  • Side view, with plaquePhoto © Neil Owen (cc-by-sa/2.0)
  • Aperture, close upPhoto © Neil Owen (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: Exterior

Photo by: Photo © Brian Green (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: Side view, with plaque

Photo by: Photo © Neil Owen (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: Aperture, close up

Photo by: Photo © Neil Owen (cc-by-sa/2.0)

SOURCES

    Roy's Blog, 'SOMERSET. Lock-ups at Buckland Dinham and Pensford.' (13 July 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/07/somerset-lock-ups-at-buckland-dinham.html
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Lock Up, Publow', LEN 1129494

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1129494
  • Leslie Brooke, Some West-Country Lock-Ups (Castle Cary, Fox Publications, 1985), pp. 16, 97 (sketch)

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