Stratton Lock-Up



Comments Print


Alternative Names   Clink

Nation   England

County   Cornwall

Location   Surviving door attached to west wall of St Andrew's Church, Church Square,  Stratton

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   Unknown

Year closed   Unknown

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   St Andrew's Church Grade I listed and listing references 19th century door with 'CLINK' picked out in studs. Lock-up original location unknown. Leslie Brooke, in his book on West Country lock-ups, states that the original lock-up building had been converted into a convenience, but then demolished, and the site used for a car showroom (in c.1985). A photograph of the door of the lock-up dating from 1935 can be seen here:


' Circa early C19 plank door of parish lock-up fixed to west wall of church is studded and has the word "CLINK" picked out in studs. '

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Church of St Andrew, Church Square', Stratton, LEN1279033

Featured Images

We don’t have any historical or contemporary pictures of this lock-up at present. If you could give us one, or maybe several, we would be delighted! Follow this link to submit an image of this lock-up. For more information on how to photograph lock ups for the purposes of historical research, please see our User Guide.


    Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Church of St Andrew, Church Square', Stratton, LEN1279033

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

  • Leslie Brooke, Some West-Country Lock-Ups (Castle Cary, Fox Publications, 1985), pp. 5, 27 (sketch)


Is there something you’d like to tell us about this lock-up which doesn’t fit easily into the categories of information above? Perhaps you have a good story about someone who was confined in the lock up. Would you like to start a conversation about the lock-up with others who are also interested in either lock-ups or local history? Or would you like to tell us how you have used the data on this lock-up? Please leave a reply!

Alternatively, if you would like to correct or add to the data in the record, please follow this link. Or, click here if you like to find out more about contributing to this project.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *