Tuesday, 2 April 2013

LANCASHIRE. Lock-ups at Burnley, Churchtown, Garstang and Tottington.

The lock-up at Burnley is situated behind the Swan Inn in St James Street, BB11 1NQ
 and dates to 1819.


OS Grid Reference: SD8413132524
OS Grid Coordinates: 384131, 432524
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7888, -2.2423

Photo by Mike Smith
with expressed permission

I am grateful to Mike Smith for allowing me to copy his Flickr photograph.

The inn is Grade 11 listed to include the lock-up. From 1816 to c1884 a fore runner of the Town Council, namely The Town Committee, met at the Swan and thought fit to provide
a handy lock-up in 1819

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


This lock-up is situated at the entrance to the Botanic Gardens at Churchtown, now a suberb of Southport.  The original lock-up and pound was demolished in 1874, but a copy of the roundhouse, as it was called, was incorporated in the new scheme around the garden entrance
and then used as a tram and bus shelter.


Photo by Roy Pledger


The Garstang village web site, www.garstang.net , on its Heritage Trail page, relates :

' Market House. The Keppels built this in 1843. It was sold in 1919 to Garstang Parish Council to store a fire engine. Between the Market House and the Town Hall was the 'Small Dark Hole' - Garstang's Prison Cell now used as a small office'.

No photograph is yet available.


This lock-up at Tottington is known as The Dungeon. It is situated in Harwood Road, BL8 4AE abutting the Old Dungeon Inn and dates to 1835. There are interesting carvings at each side of the door.


OS Grid Reference: SD7743013208
OS Grid Coordinates: 377430, 413208
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6149, -2.3426

Photo's by Roy Turner.
with expressed permission

I am grateful to Roy Turner for sending me these photographs.

It was Grade 11 listed 29.1.1985 (No.210651) and described as :

 Lock-up abutting No 2 - Old Dungeon Inn to South -   Dated '1835' in bold relief numerals extending over whole door lintel. Constructed in angle between rear wing and rear of inn. Crudely rusticated store, with dressed coping. Single-storey. Iron bolted door of 6 panels (with large mortice lock and lion head above stone knocker) is set in bevelled corner. A primitive human face is carved on stonework on right side of door and key on left side. Roof of large slabs of stone with central vent. Originally managed by publican, then by village constable .
Listing NGR: SD7743013208
Source: English Heritage
Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.



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