Alternative Names Wincanton Blind House
Location west side of town hall Wincanton
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened 1791
Year closed c.1856
Century of Operation 1700-1799, 1800-1899
Building Type Lock-Up, Town Hall
Remarks Leslie Brooke states that the lock-up ceased to be used after the provision of a police station in Wincanton.
'a damp, dark, filthy hole, entered by descending two or three steps from the Market House, and was some 7 or 8 feet square'
Leslie Brooke, Some West-Country Lock-Ups (Castle Cary, Fox Publications, 1985), pp. 14-15
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