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Bagillt Lock-up


Location   Bryn Celyn Lane  Bagillt

County   Flintshire

Year Opened   c.1860

Year Closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Further information can be found at


  • 'Mid C19 lock up; probably datable to 1860s. On OS 25 Inch Map, surveyed 1870 which shows gaol built to abut a narrow lane leading S, about 50m from the former main (turnpike) road from Flint to Holywell. [...] Exterior: Stone-built rectangular structure with plinth, built into slope. Rubble masonry (uncoursed) with heavy dressed stone quoins. Pair of slit windows on opposing sides. Roof of rectangular sandstone slabs in four cantilevered courses, now cramped non-ferrous cramps. There is evidence that the roof slabs were once tarred on exterior. Doorway in SW elevation (replaced stone lintel); indented stone jambs with pair of iron hinge bolts. New studded metal door with strap hinges (dates from restoration); original lock strap bolt still in place. Stone slab threshold to door with water channels. Interior: Divided into two connected cells by brick wall with doorway with pair of iron hinge bolts and stone lintel. Stone flagged floor. Interior walls limewashed (during restoration).'
    British Listed Buildings, 'Bagillt Gaol (Lock Up)', CADW 23488 (https://britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/300023488-bagillt-gaol-lock-up-bagillt#.XQatorxKiUk)


  • Roy's Blog, 'WALES. Lock-ups at Bagillt, Barmouth, Caernarfon, Clynnog Fawr and Hawarden.' (08 July 2013)
  • British Listed Buildings, 'Bagillt Gaol (Lock Up)', CADW 23488