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Barley Lock-Up

Overview

Location   Junction of London Road and Church End,  Barley

County   Hertfordshire

Year Opened   Unknown

Year Closed   Unknown

Century of Operation   1600-1699, 1700-1799

Remarks   Grade II listed and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Photograph with Historic England's listing (June 2006) shows walls made of plain timber. John Sutton's photograph below (August 2018) shows walls painted white.

Barley: War Memorial and Lock-upPhoto © John Sutton (cc-by-sa/2.0)

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

Description

  • 'Former village lock-up. C17, restored c.1970. Timber frame. Pyramidal slate roof. Approximately cubic. Close studded plank and muntin frame with 8 studs to each side. Door to front was originally open behind studding, now horizontally boarded. Iron strap hinges. Timber finial. Scheduled Ancient Monument.'
    Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Cage or Lock-Up' Barley, LEN1102583

Sources

  • Roy's Blog, 'HERTFORDSHIRE. Lock-ups at Anstey, Ashwell, Barley, Buntingford and Shenley.' (26 June 2013)
    http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/06/lock-ups-at-anstey-ashwell-barley.html
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Cage or Lock-Up' Barley, LEN1102583
    https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1102583