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Cranford Lock Up

Overview

Location   near 18, High Street  Cranford

County   Middlesex

Year Opened   c.1838

Year Closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Remarks   Possibly replaced earlier lock-up on same site.

Victorian Photograph of the Cranford Overnight Lock Up(C) Maxwell Hamilton (flickr)

Further information can be found at
https://www.prisonhistory.org/lockup/cranford-lock-up/

Description

  • 'Circa 1838. Brick with conical rendered roof. 1-storey. Iron plated door. 2-light window in reveal. Circular. About 12 ft in diameter. Used in the C18 to imprison foot pads caught on Hounslow Heath.'
    Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The village lock-up (also known as round house), LEN 1080306' (https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1080306)

Sources

  • Roy's Blog, 'Greater London. Lock-ups at Cranford, Hampstead, Stoke Newington and Biggin Hill.' (29 June 2013)
    http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/06/
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The village lock-up (also known as round house), LEN 1080306'
    https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1080306
  • Heritage of London Trust, 'Restoration of Cranford Village Lock-up' (2016)
    http://heritageoflondon.org/project/cranford-village-lock-up/