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Churchtown Lock-Up

Overview

Location   East of entrance to Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road (B5244),  Churchtown

County   Lancashire

Year Opened   Unknown

Year Closed   1874

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Remarks   Lock-up demolished in 1874. A copy was built nearby in 1876 and this is Grade II listed.

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

Descriptions

  • 'The Round House and Pound were originally situated at what is now the main entrance to the Botanic Gardens. The Round House or ‘lock up’ was demolished in 1874 but a copy was incorporated into the entrance and was used as a tram and bus shelter. The Pound was moved to Peet’s Lane near to Churchgate.'
    North Meols Civic Society 'Churchtown Village Trail'

  • 'Lock-up, now store. Probably 1876; altered. Red brick in Flemish bond, with blue brick band and sandstone dressings, polygonal slate roof with green fishscale band and branched finials. EXTERIOR: small building on east-west axis, with canted ends. Single storey; canted west front with false windows in 2 sides and a doorway in the third, the windows with painted glazing bars and the door panelled, all with shouldered stone heads; blue brick band carried round, bracketed eaves. INTERIOR: not inspected. Forms group with No.1 Lodge (qv), No.2 Lodge (qv) and associated Gate posts and gates (qv) at entrance to Botanic Gardens. '
    Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Former Lock Up to East of Lodge Number 2', Churchtown, LEN1379548

Sources

  • Roy's Blog, 'LANCASHIRE. Lock-ups at Burnley, Churchtown, Garstang and Tottington.' (02 April 2013)
    http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/04/lock-ups-at-burnley-churchtown-garstang.html
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Former Lock Up to East of Lodge Number 2', Churchtown, LEN1379548
    https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1379548
  • North Meols Civic Society 'Churchtown Village Trail'
    http://www.northmeols.org.uk/churchtown/trail/index.htm