Swithland Lock-Up (Main Street)

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Leicestershire

Location   173 Main Street, adjacent to school,  Swithland

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   Unknown

Year closed   Unknown

Building Type   Gazebo, garden folly, boundary tower or lock-up

Remarks   Grade II listed. One of a pair of boundary towers: other at Hall Farm, Main Street (see separate listing). Built in the 18th century but lock-up used could not be confirmed.

Descriptions

'Gazebo on corner of garden of No. 173, next to school. 1.6.66 GV II Gazebo or lock-up probably of C18. Granite and slate rubble stone with pointed Swithland slate roof. Small circular tower of 2 storeys. Door with slate lintel and brick surround in base and door, small 1-light openings and tiny slits above. Generally said locally to be a lock-up, but as there is a pair at opposite ends of site of Old Swithland Hall, it is more likely that they are folly boundary towers or gazebos.'

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Gazebo on Corner of Garden of No 173, Next to School', Swithland, LEN1177721

'There are two round towers at Swithland which were originally corner towers in the walls of Old Swithland Hall'

Roy's Blog, 'LEICESTERSHIRE. Lock-ups at Barrow on Soar, Quorn and Swithland.' (14 April 2013)

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  • SwithlandPhoto © Alan Simkins (cc-by-sa/2.0)

SOURCES

    Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Gazebo on Corner of Garden of No 173, Next to School', Swithland, LEN1177721

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1177721
  • Roy's Blog, 'LEICESTERSHIRE. Lock-ups at Barrow on Soar, Quorn and Swithland.' (14 April 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/04/lock-ups-at-barrow-on-soar-quorn-and.html

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