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Bromham Lock-up

Overview

Location   churchyard wall, High Street  Bromham

County   Wiltshire

Year Opened   1809

Year Closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1700-1799, 1800-1899

Remarks   Plaque states erected 1809. British Listed Buildings Index suggests 18th century, possibly 17th century. When Leslie Brooke visited the lock-up in the 1980s, it was being used as a shed to store tools belonging to the church.

Exterior, showing lock-up built into churchyard wallPhoto © Michael Dibb (cc-by-sa/2.0)

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

Description

  • 'Lock-up, C18 possibly C17, timber-framed with stone slate pyramid roof. Red brick base. Small, square plan with exposed studs, boarded within and front door set high to right. South side door.'
    Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Lock Up, Bromham' LEN 1365574

Sources

  • Roy's Blog, 'WILTSHIRE. Lock-ups at Box, Bradford on Avon and Bromham.' (20 March 2013)
    http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/03/lock-ups-at-box-bradford-on-avon-and.html
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Lock Up, Bromham' LEN 1365574
    https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1365574
  • Leslie Brooke, Some West-Country Lock-Ups (Castle Cary, Fox Publications, 1985), pp. 18, 117 (sketch)