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Hawarden Lock-up


Location   Cross Tree Lane, junction with Glynne Way  Hawarden

County   Flintshire

Year Opened   mid 18th century

Year Closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1700-1799, 1800-1899

Remarks   Inscription over door reads 'House of Correction'.

ExteriorPhoto © John S Turner (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Further information can be found at


  • 'History: A mid-C18 lock-up traditionally ascribed to Joseph Turner, who lived at the Elms in Glynne Way. Exterior: Square sandstone building, single storey plus basement with a shallow-domed stone roof. Parapet with moulded cornice. Central projecting entrance approached by 3 steps and flanked by plain engaged doric columns. Plain bases and square abaci. Contemporary flush iron-studded door. Plain string-course. Blocked, square window to W face.'
    British Listed Buildings, 'The Correction House, Hawarden', CADW 21 (https://britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/300000021-the-correction-house-hawarden#.XQa3erxKiUk)


  • Roy's Blog, 'WALES. Lock-ups at Bagillt, Barmouth, Caernarfon, Clynnog Fawr and Hawarden.' (08 July 2013)
  • British Listed Buildings, 'The Correction House, Hawarden', CADW 21