Thornbury Lock-Up and Pound

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Gloucestershire

Location   On island site in Castle Street, opposite church and near junction with Church Road,  Thornbury

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   Before 1840

Year closed   Unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-up and animal pound

Remarks   Grade II listed.

Descriptions

'Early C19. Lockup. Coursed rubble. Modern tiled roof. One storey. Two slit windows, high up. Gabled projecting porch and 4-centred arch headed plank door. Behind is Pound: 3 rubble walls (4th is rear of lock-up), approx 5 ft high. Gate in centre of south wall, small embraser to left of gate.'

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Lock Up and Pound', Thornbury, LEN1321133

'A pound and town lockup are located to the east of the parish churchyard and therefore some distance from the main town area (SMR 5722; SMR 2454). They are one integral unit (Jones 1982) and the rectangular lockup building is in reasonable condition, with a single slope roof and a low blocked entrance. There are reputedly hooks inside the building for tethering the horses of churchgoers. The pound and lockup building appear on both the Tithe map of 1840 and the 1880 Ordnance Survey map. '

E. La Trobe-Bateman for English Heritage, 'Avon Extensive Urban Survey Archaeological Assessment Report, Thornbury', 1996

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  • Grade II listed former lockup and pound, ThornburyPhoto © Jaggery (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: Grade II listed former lockup and pound, Thornbury

Photo by: Photo © Jaggery (cc-by-sa/2.0)

SOURCES

    Roy's Blog, 'GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Lock-ups at Moreton in Marsh, North Leach and Thornbury.' (27 April 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/04/lock-ups-at-moreton-in-marsh-north.html
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Lock Up and Pound', Thornbury, LEN1321133

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1321133
  • E. La Trobe-Bateman for English Heritage, 'Avon Extensive Urban Survey Archaeological Assessment Report, Thornbury', 1996

  • https://www.southglos.gov.uk/documents/pte070181.pdf

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