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Kelston Lock-up

Overview

Location   Bath Road, opposite Park Farm Cottage  Kelston

County   Somerset

Year Opened   unknown

Year Closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1700-1799, 1800-1899

Exterior, facing roadPhoto © Rick Crowley (cc-by-sa/2.0)

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

Description

  • 'Lock-up. Probably late C18. Coursed squared rubble. Gable end on to the road. Plank door to left with iron grille, locks and hinges. There are two vaulted compartments inside.'
    Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Village Lock Up, Opposite Park Farm Cottage', LEN 1214721

Sources

  • Roy's Blog, 'SOMERSET. Lock-ups at Bathford, Kelston, Merriott and Nunney.' (13 July 2013)
    http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/07/somerset-lock-ups-at-bathford-kelston.html
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Village Lock Up, Opposite Park Farm Cottage', LEN 1214721
    https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1214721
  • Leslie Brooke, Some West-Country Lock-Ups (Castle Cary, Fox Publications, 1985), pp. 16, 93 (sketch)