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Stalham Lock-up

Overview

Location   next to the old Fire Engine House in High Street  Stalham

County   Norfolk

Year Opened   c.1820

Year Closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Exterior. Lock-up positioned between the fire engine house and the residential house, distinguishable by white door.Photo © Kevin Hale (cc-by-sa/2.0)

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

Description

  • 'Fire engine house and lock-up. Lock-up c. 1820, engine house dated 1833. Red brick laid in Flemish bond; slate roof. EXTERIOR: engine house of one storey comprising simple rectangular building. South gable end with double doors of 1983 replacing taller double doors reaching to eaves line. Weatherboarded upper part of doorway 1983. Limestone date plaque above: 1833. Minor tumbling in gable head. No openings to west flank or north gable end. Lock-up consists of a simple rectangular building: plank door in south gable end with strap hinges and padlock with lock plate and hasp. INTERIOR: engine house is simple open space without adornment. Lock-up with half of a brick barrel-vaulted roof, remainder collapsed.'
    Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Fire Engine House and Village Lock Up', LEN 1376141

Sources

  • Roy's Blog, 'NORFOLK. Lock-ups at Docking, Stalham, Thetford and Watton.' (26 June 2013)
    http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/06/lock-ups-at-docking-stalham-thetford.html
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Fire Engine House and Village Lock Up', LEN 1376141
    https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1376141