St Day Lock-Up

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Overview

Alternative Names   The Clock Tower/ War Memorial

Nation   England

County   Cornwall

Location   Ground floor of the Clock Tower, Market Square,  St Day

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   1830

Year closed   Unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Clock tower and war memorial

Remarks   Grade II listed but lock-up not referenced in listing.

Descriptions

'Tower and boundary wall GV II Clock tower (incorporating war memorial). c.1830, slightly altered. Coursed dressed granite, with wooden bellcote on roof. Square plan, plus a rectangular porch on the south side. Early English style, with chamfered 2-centred arched openings and hoodmoulds. Three stages, each set back above a weathered offset. The porch has a large arched outer doorway furnished with added ornamental wrought-iron gates, a small window in each side, and an embattled parapet over a weathered band; inside, the formerly matching inner doorway is now filled by a granite war memorial with the inscription:- PASS NOT IN SORROW BUT WITH PRIDE AND MAY WE LIVE AS NOBLY AS THEY DIED 1914-1918 followed by 39 names, plus 17 added for 1939-1945. The sides and rear of the 1st stage have blind arched doorways. The upper stages are the same on all sides: the 2nd has windows with Y-tracery; the 3rd has small coupled lancets under a square hoodmould, and a large clock face above; the top has an embattled parapet, and a tall octagonal bellcote in matching style, with a swept cap and weathervane. The boundary wall of the small square enclosure round the tower is of large punch-dressed granite blocks, in sections approx. 3 metres long with concave coping between short square monolithic piers which have square caps and are linked by twisted iron rails, with a wrought-iron gate in the centre of the front. (A modern public lavatory built in the enclosure to the rear is not included in the item.) The tower, built on a site known in the C18 as St Day Green, is a prominent focal point in this small town. '

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Clock Tower and Boundary Wall', St Day, LEN1142554

''The lower room was at one time used as the town lock-up or clink'.'

Anne Knight, 'A Story of WJ Mills and St Day'. (WJ Mills Cottages Trust, St Day, 2013), p.24

Featured Images

  • St Day Clock TowerPhoto © Tim Green (cc-by-2.0)

SOURCES

    Roy's Blog, 'CORNWALL. Lock-ups at St Day, St Ewe, St Tudy and Stratton.' (01 May 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/05/lock-ups-at-st-day-st-ewe-and-st-tudy.html
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Clock Tower and Boundary Wall', St Day, LEN1142554

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1142554
  • Anne Knight, 'A Story of WJ Mills and St Day'. (WJ Mills Cottages Trust, St Day, 2013)

  • http://wjmillscottagestrust.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Full-Mills-Trust-Booklet.pdf

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