Ruyton Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Shropshire

Location   unknown  Ruyton

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Retail Shop

Description

'There is a lock-up house in the borough, the upper part of which is let as a saddlers shop. Formerly the bailiff of the manor used to receive the rent of the shop; although no repairs have been done to it, at the expense of either the present lord (Earl of Powis), or the late (Lord Craven). About 20 years ago, the lock-up being in a very dilapidated state, the burgesses raised a sum by subscription among themselves for its repair, and have since been allowed to receive the rent of the saddlers shop (1l.) nominally however only, for none has actually been paid. The lock-up answers all the purpose here required for confinement of prisoners.'

Royal Commission of Inquiry into Municipal Corporations of England and Wales, First Report, Appendices: Part 4 (Parl. Papers, 1835, XXV.1), p.2859

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    Royal Commission of Inquiry into Municipal Corporations of England and Wales, First Report, Appendices: Part 4 (Parl. Papers, 1835, XXV.1), p.2859

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