Friday, 29 March 2013

DURHAM & NORTHUMBERLAND. Lock-ups at Barnard Castle, Staindrop, Morpeth & Stamfordham.

Two lock-ups are recorded in Durham and two in Northumberland.
The lock-up at Barnard Castle in Durham is situated within the Butter Market,
Market Place, DL12 8NB.
The building dates to 1747 and the piers supporting the upper structure
were enclosed at some stage to form the lock-up.
The building was Grade 1 listed 24.2.1950 (No.388754),


OS Grid Reference: NZ0503216330
OS Grid Coordinates: 405032, 516330
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5422, -1.9237

Photo by Roy Pledger.

The lock-up at Staindrop in Durham is attached to the village church.
Nothing is known about its history.

Photo by Roy Pledger.
The lock-up at Morpeth in Northumberland is situated at the foot of the Clock Tower,
Oldgate, NE61 1QF and it dates to the 17th century.

OS Grid Reference: NZ1976885952
OS Grid Coordinates: 419768, 585952
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1675, -1.6912
Photo by Miss Steel on Geograph
© Copyright Miss Steel and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
It was Grade 11* listed 11.8.1950 (No.238760) and described as :
Belfry and clock tower; ground floor formerly used as lock-up. Probably early
C17 re-using earlier masonry. Top floor added 1705. Squared stone. 3 storeys,
70 ft. high by 25 ft.square.
Listing NGR: NZ1976885952

Source: English Heritage
Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.

The lock-up at Stamfordham is situated on The Green, Grange Road, NE18 0PB.
It dates to the early 18th century with an earlier core.


OS Grid Reference: NZ0791372061
OS Grid Coordinates: 407913, 572061
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0430, -1.8777
Photo by Alexander P Kapp with expressed permission.
I am grateful to Alexander for allowing me to use another of his photographs.

It was Grade 11 listed 28.4.1969 (No.238873) and described as :

Lock-up. Early C19 with earlier core. Tooled-and-margined ashlar with stone
slate roof. A single-storey, small rectangular building with studded door in
the gable end. 4 ventilation slits above door and one on either side.
Stone eaves. Gabled roof with kneelers.Interior has stone roof supported by
large square central pier. Chains attached to the walls.
Listing NGR: NZ0791372061
Source: English Heritage
Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence: PSI Click-use licence number C2008002006





1 comment:

HistoryMick said...

Hi Roy. Wonder if I could use your photo of Staindrop lock-up on a future blog post on my 'North-East History Tour' blog at ? I would like to feature it in a few weeks time, and will of course attribute the image to yourself and provide a link to your original posting.