Swanage Lock-up




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Nation   England

County   Dorset

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.

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


    Roy's Blog, 'DORSET. lock-ups at Cerne Abbas, Corfe Castle, Gillingham, Okeford Fitzpatrick, Poole, Swanage & Lyme Regis.' (26 May 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/05/lock-ups-at-corfe-castle-gillingham.html


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