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Freshford Lock-up

Overview

Location   Church Hill (below church)  Freshford

County   Somerset

Year Opened   unknown

Year Closed   c.1815

Century of Operation   1700-1799, 1800-1899

Remarks   Later used to house the fire engine.

Exterior.Photo © Brian Robert Marshall (cc-by-sa/2.0)

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

Description

  • 'Lock-up, fire-engine house, now a store. Late C18th. Built into the wall of Church Hill. Rubble; lean-to tiled roof. Plank door with strap hinges and small cast iron grille window. Parish records describe the building as a fire- engine house in 1815. '
    Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Store to West of Churchyard', LEN 1320487

Sources

  • Roy's Blog, 'SOMERSET. Lock-ups at Batheaston, Misterton and Freshford.' (13 July 2013)
    http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/07/somerset-lock-ups-at-batheaston.html
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Store to West of Churchyard', LEN 1320487
    https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1320487
  • Leslie Brooke, Some West-Country Lock-Ups (Castle Cary, Fox Publications, 1985), pp. 16, 89 & 91 (sketches)