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.
'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)