Stamfordham Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Northumberland

Location   The Green, Grange Road  Stamfordham

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1700-1799, 1800-1899

Building Type   Lock Up

Remarks   early 19th century with earlier core (English Heritage)

Descriptions

'This lock up house consists of a single cell, and is on the same construction as those at Belford, Wooler, and Rothbury, though rather larger in size. It stands on one side of the village on rising ground, and apart from other buildings. The site is convenient and unobjectionable. As in the other lock up houses, there is no provision for warming it. The windows consist of small unglazed apertures, and there is no accommodation for a resident keeper. In some parts of the cell there is an appearance of damp. There is a wooden guard bed with straw, but no rugs or blankets are supplied. The place was clean. A night stool and some other furnishings are wanted.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Scotland, Northumberland and Durham, Twelfth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847, XXIX.381), p.135

'Lock-up. Early C19 with earlier core. Tooled-and-margined ashlar with stone slate roof. A single-storey, small rectangular building with studded door in the gable end. 4 ventilation slits above door and one on either side. Stone eaves. Gabled roof with kneelers. Interior has stone roof supported by large square central pier. Chains attached to the walls.'

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Village Lock-up, LEN 1178865' (https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1178865)

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  • ExteriorPhoto © Gordon Hatton (cc-by-sa/2.0)

SOURCES

    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Scotland, Northumberland and Durham, Twelfth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847, XXIX.381), p.135
  • Roy's Blog, 'DURHAM & NORTHUMBERLAND. Lock-ups at Barnard Castle, Staindrop, Morpeth & Stamfordham.' (29 March 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/03/lock-ups-at-barnard-castle-morpeth.html
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Village Lock-up, LEN 1178865'

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1178865

ARCHIVES

Archive name: Northumberland Archives

Catalogue ref: SANT/PHO/ALB/19/448

Collection:

Description: Photograph of Lock-up on the green, Stamfordham

Dates: c.1900


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