Alternative Names Yeovil Guard House
Location George Court (alleyway linking High Street and South Street now demolished) Yeovil
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened 1830
Year closed 1849
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type rented room
Remarks It seems likely that this Watch House replaced the former Blind House in Yeovil which had been operating since the 15th century (https://www.prisonhistory.org/lockup/yeovil-lock-up/). Leslie Brooke describes a scandal in 1838 when a prisoner confined in the Watch House died. In 1849 this Watch House was replaced with cells in a police station located in the 'Town House' (https://www.prisonhistory.org/lockup/yeovil-police-station/).
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