Watton Lock-up

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Norfolk

Location   beneath clock tower, High Street  Watton

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   1679

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1600-1699, 1700-1799, 1800-1899

Building Type   clock tower

Description

'Lock-up and clock tower. Dated 1679, altered C19. Rendered brick. 2 storeys. 2 square-headed doors under flat hoods on labels, altered in early C19 from original arched doors. Flat string course rises to enclose clock of 1825 under pediment. Recessed panel below with datestone. 2 4-centred timber arches protrude above pediment. Arms of Watton above in form of rebus (Wat : a hare and a Tun : a barrel). Battlemented parapet with frieze of brick in panels containing diaper and fleur-de-lys. Timber cupola erected 1820 with copper cap and weather vane.'

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Clock Tower, Watton' LEN 1304371

Featured Images

  • Clock tower, exterior, showing lock-up cells at basePhoto © JThomas (cc-by-sa/2.0)
  • Close up of cell doors, with blue plaquePhoto © Bob Jones (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: Clock tower, exterior, showing lock-up cells at base

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

Description: Close up of cell doors, with blue plaque

Photo by: Photo © Bob Jones (cc-by-sa/2.0)

SOURCES

    Roy's Blog, 'NORFOLK. Lock-ups at Docking, Stalham, Thetford and Watton.' (26 June 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/06/lock-ups-at-docking-stalham-thetford.html
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Clock Tower, Watton' LEN 1304371

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1304371

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