Location formerly churchyard, but moved to rear of town hall Swanage
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened 1803
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Lock-Up
Remarks According to Roy's Blog, moved from the churchyard to current position behind the town hall in 1860.
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Description: Exterior. Inscription above the door reads: "Erected for the Prevention of Vice & Immorality by the Friends of Religion and good Order, A.D. 1803"
Photo by: Photo © Chris Downer (cc-by-sa/2.0)
Description: Close up of plaque on the front of Swanage lock-up
Photo by: © Chris Williams, 2008