Stroud Lock-Up (Town Hall)

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Gloucestershire

Location   Old Town Hall (formerly the Market House), The Shambles,  Stroud

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   Unknown

Year closed   Unknown

Building Type   Market house/ town hall

Remarks   Grade II* listed but listing does not reference lock up. Anecdotal evidence only of cells or lock-up from Victorian era (or earlier) but they are not referenced in Stroud's 'Conservation Area Statement' 2008.

Descriptions

'It appears that there was a lock-up in the basement of the 16th century town hall at Stroud, but once again no further information has been forthcoming. '

Roy's Blog, 'GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Lock-ups at Lechlade, Stroud and Westerleigh.' (28 April 2013)

'In about 1594 this Market House was built by John Throckmorton'. 'The Victorians changed it into a Town Hall and County Courts, with some cells for good measure. '

Neil Owen, Geograph.org.uk

Featured Images

  • The old Market HousePhoto © Neil Owen (cc-by-sa/2.0)

SOURCES

    Roy's Blog, 'GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Lock-ups at Lechlade, Stroud and Westerleigh.' (28 April 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/04/lock-ups-at-lechlade-stroud-and.html
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Town Hall', Stroud, LEN1267688

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1267688
  • Neil Owen, Geograph.org.uk

  • https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3764040
  • Stroud District Council, 'Conservation Area Statement: Conservation Area No.18, Stroud Town Centre'

  • https://www.stroud.gov.uk/media/1972/17-18-stroud-town-centre-cas-april-2008.pdf

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