Wednesday, 27 March 2013

YORKSHIRE. Lock-ups at Illingworth, Luddenden and Seamer.





The lock-up at Illingworth in West Yorkshire is situated at 121 Keighley Road, HZ2 8HY and is on a double bend of the busy A629 road. It dates to 1823 (datestone) and has the distinction of being Grade two star listed and a building on English Heritage's at risk list. This is a fine substantial building and should be saved.





ILLINGWORTH

OS Grid Reference: SE0707728395
OS Grid Coordinates: 407077, 428395
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7519, -1.8941


It was Grade 11* listed 3.11.1954 (No.338739) and described as :


Dated 1823. Small 2-storeyed stone building with stone roof. Central, round-
arched and rusticated doorway with lunette over and date tablet above inscribed
'Let him that stole steal no more but rather let him labour with his hands
the thing which is good that he may have to give to him that needeth.' Small
(later?) window each side. Flanking broad strip pilasters pierced by rusticated
circular windows. Cornice and blocking below eaves. Modern ventilator to
roof. Cottage adjoins east side .

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






 



A plaque above the door is inscribed :

'Let him that stole steal no more
But rather let him labour with his hands
The thing which is good that he may
Give to him that needeth.
Erected AD 1823'.


In July 2010, an article appeared in the Halifax Courier :

OLD JAIL IS ADDED TO LIST OF AT RISK BUILDINGS

" A former jailhouse has been added to the list of historic and architectural buildings "at risk" in Calderdale.
The Grade 2* listed lock-up in Keighley Road Illingworth, Halifax – pictured – dates from 1823 and is described by English Heritage as in very bad condition.
It is owned by Calderdale Council which had planned to sell at auction but a local campaign began last summer to try to save it.  Ward councillor Barry Collins (Lab) said: "We managed to get it withdrawn from auction while we seek a grant to carry out the necessary repairs and try to develop ideas for the future use of the building."


The old stocks are preserved in an area alongside the lock-up




The Stocks


Photographs by Roy Pledger



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The lock-ups at Luddenden in West Yorkshire are a little unusual in that they are inscribed on the door lintels 'Midgley' and 'Warley' and for the use of those respective townships, the boundaries of which met at Luddenden Brook. They are situated in the basement of the former Junior School in High Street, HX2 6PX and date to c1825. The distant photograph shows the outline of what may have been a third doorway and although it is not inscribed I wonder if it may have been Luddenden's own lock-up?
 
 
 
 LUDDENDEN
 
 OS Grid Reference: SE0409026149
OS Grid Coordinates: 404090, 426149
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7317, -1.9395

 
The school building was Grade 11 listed 19.7.1988 (No.339232) and described as :
 
 School. 1825, enlarged 1856, restored and extended 1928 (date plaques), further
extended mid C20. Coursed, squared watershot stone; stone slate roof. 2 storeys with
basement. 2 x 6 + 3 + 3 bays. Gable (road) front: openings have plain stone
surrounds. Basement: right hand bay has 3 doorways, one blocked, the other 2 with old
board doors the lintels inscribed 'MIDGLEY' and 'WARLEY' (gave access to 2 lock-ups
for the use of the respective townships (which meet at Luddenden Brook)) .

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

 
 
 
 
Maybe the outline of the third doorway led to another lock-up?
 
 
' The constable maintained law and order. Offenders might be put in the village stocks where they would be laughed and jeered at, or later in cells which were built underneath the school in 1825. Stray animals, or those seized for non-payment of fines or debts, were put in the township pinfold. Cells for offenders built below the village school. People from Midgley or Warley Townships were put in the appropriate cell. Sometimes, punishments for minor crimes could be very harsh '
 
 
 
 
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It would appear that a garden gazebo built into the wall of Stainley Hall,
at North Stainley, HG4 3HT was also used as a lock-up.

OS Grid Reference: SE2874176666
OS Grid Coordinates: 428741, 476666
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1850, -1.5611


It was Grade 11 listed 21.2.1985 (No.331100) and described as :
 

2/96 Gazebo
(formerly listed as
21.2.85
former Village Lock-up,
North Stainley)

Gazebo. Early - mid C19. Probably for the Staveley family of Stainley Hall
(qv). Coursed limestone rubble and cobbles, sheet metal roof. A circular
1-storey building entered from the south side and built into a garden wall.
Sawn stone door surround lacking any door fittings. Small square windows on
the north and east sides, giving a view up and down the main street of North
Stainley. Tall conical roof. Wooden finial. Interior: plain plaster
walls, braced timber roof structure.
Listing NGR: SE2874176666


Source: English Heritage
Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence: PSI Click-use licence number C2008002006.
 
 
 
 
 
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Little is known about the lock-up at Seamer in North Yorkshire.  It is situated in the Main Street, YO12 4PS near to the junction with Stocks Hill. It has been converted in to a barber's shop.
 
 
 
 
 
 SEAMER

Photo's by Roy Pledger
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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2 comments:

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