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Bishop’s Castle Lock-up

Overview

Location   basement of Town Hall, High Street  Bishop's Castle

County   Shropshire

Year Opened   c.1756

Year Closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1700-1799, 1800-1899

Remarks   Lock-up converted into public lavatories. The date and description suggests that this is a different lock-up from https://www.prisonhistory.org/lockup/bishops-castle-lock-up/.

Front of town hallPhoto © David Neale (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Further information can be found at
https://www.prisonhistory.org/lockup/bishops-castle-lock-up-2/

Description

  • 'Town Hall. Circa 1765 with mid- to late-C19 remodelling. Red brick (English bond) with sandstone ashlar base and dressings (refaced with cement render in C19), and slate roof, hipped to south. Rectangular plan. Basement and 2 storeys. ... public lavatories in former lock-up in basement to south.'
    Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Town Hall, Bishop's Castle', LEN 1054552

Sources

  • Roy's Blog, 'SHROPSHIRE. lock-up at Bishop's Castle.' (24 April 2013)
    http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/04/bishops-castle-in-shropshire.html
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Town Hall, Bishop's Castle', LEN 1054552
    https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1054552