Location 8 Market Place and 1a Mealhouse Brow, Stockport
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened Unknown
Year closed 1790
Century of Operation 1700-1799
Building Type Dungeon
Remarks Grade II listed but lock-up not separately described in the listing. Converted into flats in 2006.
'Early C19. 3 storeys in brick with modillion eaves cornice. Rainwater head dated 1743. 2 windows, hung sashes with glazing bars, stucco lintels to lst floor. Late C19 bowed shop front to ground floor, carved consoles. Basement is under end of raised terrace to front. '
Historic England, National Heritage List for England, '8, Market Place', Stockport, LEN1162614
'1a Mealhouse Brow consists of a single-storey range towards the Market Place and the adjacent basement and lower basement of No. 8 Market Place. The upper rooms of this part were used for meetings of the town's manorial court leet, and incorporates two small chambers possibly used as lock-ups, The lower basement incorporates two separate chambers used for confinement until 1790 when a new prison was built. '
Roy's Blog, 'CHESHIRE. Lock-ups at Lyme Handley and Stockport.' (08 April 2013)
'Stockport Dungeon and Court Leet. Before 1824 the town's justice was administered from this building. Prisoners were held in the cells accessed inside and from Mealhouse Brow'
Plaque in Mealhouse Brow