Alternative Names Constable's Lock-Up, The Old Lock-Up, Wath Gaol
Location 27 Thornhill Place, Wath Upon Dearne
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened c.1800
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Lock-Up
Remarks Two-storey lock-up. Cells on the ground floor, with accommodation for a constable on the first floor. Now a private dwelling. Grade II listed. Stone construction. Originally comprised two small, windowless, stone cells whose separate padlocked doors lay immediately behind the nail-studded main door. A stone staircase at the rear gave access to the constable's simple room above the cells.
'Lock-up. Early C19. Coursed, rock-faced sandstone; stone slate roof. Small, 2-storey building in rugged style. Plinth; deeply-coursed ground-floor walling. Gable front: studded oak door in porch with monolithic jambs and pediment-shaped monolithic slab roof. Window above (now bricked-up) has rock-faced sill and lintel. Heavy rock-faced kneelers and gable copings. End stack to left. Damaged roof. Rear: stair projection with separate doorway and slab roof. Interior: 2 cells with ashlared walls pierced by small light holes. Stone toilet to each cell. Constable's room on 1st floor has fireplace.'
Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Old Parish Lock Up, Rotherham', LEN 1314579
Description: Exterior of Wath Lock-up, now a private residence (c.2011)
Photo by: © Alex Fleming (with kind permission)
Description: Wath Lock-up in c.1910