Walsingham Lock-up




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Alternative Names   Walsingham round house; Walsingham pump house

Nation   England

County   Norfolk

Location   Common Place,  Little Walsingham

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   Described by Historic England as a 'town pump'. However, locals suggest it may have been used as a lock-up as well. It certainly looks like one, and has some key features, including a strong, bolted, oak door, and a grille for ventilation. The well sits underneath the lock-up. There is a pump attached to the side of it. The plaque states it was built around 1538 using stone from the Augustian priory.

Description: Exterior of the lock-up, showing the door leading into Common Place.

Photo by: © Rosalind Crone, 2019

Description: Plaque by the lock-up, explaining its history

Photo by: © Rosalind Crone, 2019

Description: Pump attached to the side of the lock-up

Photo by: © Rosalind Crone, 2019

Description: What looks like a small window, or at least an opening for ventilation, covered with an iron grille

Photo by: © Rosalind Crone, 2019

Description: Door, close-up.

Photo by: © Rosalind Crone, 2019

Description: View of the side of the lock-up, looking up towards High Street, showing the brazier at the top.

Photo by: © Rosalind Crone, 2019


    Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Town Pump, Walsingham', LEN 1003158

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1003158


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