Salisbury Lock-up

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Wiltshire

Location   Fisherton Street  Salisbury

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   1631

Year closed   unknown

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

Building Type   clock tower

Description

'1892. Gothic clock tower. Ashlar with bands pointed niche and 2 lancets to upper register. Buttressed base with niche to street face and inscription. Clock faces flanked by columns, pierced parapet, pyramid roof with weathervane. The rectangular ashlar base was formerly part of the County Jail dating from 1631 with Georgian alterations. 2 small rectangular barred windows to east. Door inserted to street. On west wall a plaque, with shaped top, has relief carving of 3 leg irons with swagged chains.'

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Clock Tower including part of former county jail', LEN 1260194

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  • ExteriorPhoto © Philip Halling (cc-by-sa/2.0)

SOURCES

    Roy's Blog, 'WILTSHIRE. Lock-ups at Chippenham, Devizes, Malmesbury and Salisbury.' (24 March 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/03/lock-ups-at-chippenham-devizes.html
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Clock Tower including part of former county jail', LEN 1260194

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1260194

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