Monday, 8 July 2013

HAMPSHIRE & ISLE OF WIGHT. Lock-up at Andover, Bishop's Waltham, Easton, Winchester and Brading..

The lock-up or jail at Andover is situated at 33 Bridge Street, SP10 1BE
and dates to 1623. Apparently it was sealed up in 1899.


Photo's by Chris Talbot with expressed permission.
© Copyright Chris Talbot and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

I am grateful to Chris Talbot for allowing me to use  his photographs.


It appears that there was a lock-up (cage) at Bishop's Waltham.
tells us :

'In St. George's Square there stood the Market House built on Cloisters. In one corner there was a cage where drunks were locked up. It was, also, a local meeting place'.


It is thought that there was a lock-up in Avington Lane, Easton but it has been demolished


The lock-up at Winchester is situated within the Westgate, High Street, SO23 9AP.
This city gate dates to the 13th and 14th centuries and was Grade 11 listed 24.3.1950 (No.144612)'
It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
The actual date of the lock-up is not known but it appears to have been in use
during the 16-18th centuries.
It is now a museum with free admission.

OS Grid Reference: SU4781229576
OS Grid Coordinates: 447812, 129576
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0635, -1.3191




The lock-up at Brading on the Isle of Wight is situated on the ground floor of The Old Town Hall, High Street, PO36 0DQ and dates to the 17th century.



OS Grid Reference: SZ6064087302
OS Grid Coordinates: 460640, 87302
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6822, -1.1430

The building was Grade 11 listed 18.1.1967 (No.310127) and described as :

Town Hall incorporating lock-up, stocks and whipping post. C17
in origin, altered in C18 and restored in 1875. Ground floor
left side stone rubble, right side 1st floor red brick has red
brick arcade, the rear part is of Isle of Wight stone rubble.
South gable has C19 applied framing in eclectic design. Old
tiled roof with C19 iron weathervane. Front elevation is
partly stone with 2 C18 round-headed brick arches with
cross-shaped iron tie. Stringcourse. 2 casements with leaded
lights and cogged cornice below. Open ground floor has stone
flagstones. C17 lock-up to left hand side with iron grille
over door with 3 diamond shaped bars. Wooden door of
horizontal planks.
Interior has wooden bench, the bottom part probably C17 the
upper part renewed in C19. Right hand side has whipping post
up to ceiling, a chamfered post with lambs-tongue stops and
holes for inserting chains. Beside this the-wooden stocks, C17
or C18 in two pieces on wooden supports. Unusually five holes.
Half winder stair to upper room which has early C19 stone
fireplace with pilasters. Roof of 1875 with through purlins
and queen struts. First floor was the meeting place of the
bailiffs and burgesses of Brading until the C18 when it was
converted into a school. Brown's print of 1821 shows the
building was originally timber framed on the first floor with
diagonal tension braces.
Listing NGR: SZ6063887303

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


1 comment:

Unknown said...

Took a pic of these back in 1970 ha ha