Stroud Lock-Up (Town Hall)




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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.


'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,

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


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

  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Town Hall', Stroud, LEN1267688

  • Neil Owen,

  • Stroud District Council, 'Conservation Area Statement: Conservation Area No.18, Stroud Town Centre'



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