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Buckland Dinham Lock-up

Overview

Location   The Green, St Michael's Close (opposite church)  Buckland Dinham

County   Somerset

Year Opened   c.1763

Year Closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1700-1799, 1800-1899

Remarks   Roy's Blog and Leslie Brooke cite entries in surviving parish account books which refer to the lock-up (early 19th century).

ExteriorPhoto © Neil Owen (cc-by-sa/2.0)

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

Description

  • 'Lock-up. C18. Coursed and squared rubble, pyramidal stone slate roof with ball finial. Small square structure. Door opening to frontage in 4-centred stone surround, studded plank door. Small oval iron barred opening to rear in stone surround. Vaulted stone ceiling to interior.'
    Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Lock Up, The Cross, Buckland Dinham', LEN 1174096

Sources

  • Roy's Blog, 'SOMERSET. Lock-ups at Buckland Dinham and Pensford.' (13 July 2013)
    http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/07/somerset-lock-ups-at-buckland-dinham.html
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Lock Up, The Cross, Buckland Dinham', LEN 1174096
    https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1174096
  • Leslie Brooke, Some West-Country Lock-Ups (Castle Cary, Fox Publications, 1985), pp. 11, 53 (sketch)