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.
The old stocks are preserved in an area alongside the lock-up
Photographs by Roy Pledger
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?
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?
www.luddenden.com.infobooklet tells us :
' 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 '
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 :
(formerly listed as
21.2.85 former Village Lock-up,
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.
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.
Photo's by Roy Pledger