Worthington Lock-Up

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Overview

Alternative Names   The Round House

Nation   England

County   Leicestershire

Location   Junction of St Matthew's Avenue and Church Street,  Worthington

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   Unknown

Year closed   Unknown

Century of Operation   1700-1799

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   Grade II listed and Scheduled Ancient Monument. Perhaps used as World War II pillbox. Adjacent animal pound demolished c.1958

Descriptions

'Lock up. Probably late c18. Brick throughout. One low octagonal storey with a single plain doorway, & tall octagonal pyramidal brick roof on a stone oversailing course, & capped by stone crown.'

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Round House', Worthington, LEN1177699

'The lock-up is octagonal, of red brick, with an octagonal brick spire. It measures approx. 3 metres across with 1.5 metre high walls surmounted by a projected stone string course. The octagonal brick spire is approx. 3.5 metres high and tapers to a strong finial. The overall height of the lock up is approx 5 metres. In addition to the door, it has a small slit window, which may have been inserted in World War II to convert it into a pillbox.' A pinfold was once attached to the Round House 'where stray stock would be held until claimed by the owner. It was demolished to make way for St. Matthew’s Avenue [c.1958]. '

North West Leicestershire District Council & Worthington Parish Council, 'The Round House Worthington'

Featured Images

  • The Round House, WorthingtonPhoto © Jonathan Billinger (cc-by-sa/2.0)
  • Description of Worthington's Round HousePhoto © Jonathan Billinger (cc-by-sa/2.0)
  • Worthington: the Round HousePhoto © Chris Downer (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: The Round House, Worthington

Photo by: Photo © Jonathan Billinger (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: Description of Worthington's Round House

Photo by: Photo © Jonathan Billinger (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: Worthington: the Round House

Photo by: Photo © Chris Downer (cc-by-sa/2.0)

SOURCES

    Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Round House', Worthington, LEN1177699

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1177699
  • Roy's Blog, 'LEICESTERSHIRE. Lock-ups at Breedon on the Hill, Packington & Worthington' (11 April 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/04/lock-ups-at-breedon-on-hill-packington.html
  • North West Leicestershire District Council & Worthington Parish Council, 'The Round House Worthington'

  • https://www.nwleics.gov.uk/files/documents/worthington_round_house/Worthington_Round_House.pdf

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