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My name is Roy, I live at Otley in West Yorkshire and I am retired. I am not the best photographer and most of my pics depict the unusual.

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The lock-up or cage, is situated at Shelford Road, CM7 5BT and dates to c1819. It was Grade 11 listed 9.1.1975 (No.115066) and described as : 'Village lock-up. CIrca 1819. Small red brick building. Gabled roof. Vertically boarded oak door with 3 vertical rows of circular ventilation holes, metal grille behind.'

The chimney would suggest that the building had a 'new' use post lock-up era.

The strong Treasury Chamber was ideal for conversion to the village lock-up.

The door to the lock-up is inside the church.

This lock-up is situated in the Treasury, a two storey chamber which is attached to the south west corner of the church of St Mary the Virgin, Church Street, BA5 3QS. This strongly barred chamber was added between 1496 and 1513 as the Treaasury and later used as the Parish Armoury.It was subsequently used as the village lock-up but the dates are not known. The entrance to the lock-up is inside the church. The church was Grade 1 listed 2.6.1961 (No.267501).

Yes my wife and I have been going here nearly every Thursday for the last ten years or more, in fact we first met in Harry Ramsdens car park. The only relationship left of Harry is Harry Ramsdens Name on the clock in the clock tower and a Blue Plaque on the wall to the left of the entrance giving some details of his history.

I am grateful to Mike Bardell for sending me this photograph.

I am grateful to Mike Bardell for sending me this photograph.

This lock-up, known as The Cage, is situated at Dell Springs, SG9 9AS and dates to the early 18th century. It was restored in 1999 by The Civic Society on behalf of the Town Council. It was Grade 11 listed 12.1.1977 (No.159739) and described as : ' Town lock-up. Early C18, walltop renewed in mid C19. Red brick in English-bond, top of wall in Flemish bond with toothed corbelled top, dark weatherboarding to gable triangles, and boarded roof covered in sheet iron. A small square building near the bridge over the River Rib, about 3m x 3m, orientated N-S with central door on S. Recessed battened and framed door with decorative hinges hung on iron pins from heavy frame under timber lintel. Shaped ends to wallplates and purlins projecting at each end. Of special historic interest as a local antiquity.'

This lock-up is situated in Eastwood Lane, Westbury Hill, BS9 3AG and dates to the early 18th century. It is Grade 11 listed. The building is let into the garden below an old schoolhouse which is now a dwelling. Around 1905 it was used as a store room and then as a carpenter's workshop until c1970.

This lock-up is attached to the rear of the Market Hall, Market Place, TA11 7LX, formerly also the Town Hall, and probably dates to the early 19th century. The building was Grade 11 listed 17.4.1959 (No.262966) and described as : ' Market and Town Hall. C17 origins. By 1841 focus of the meat market, but also used by local magistrates until 1870 - west porch is a former lock-up. Owned by Lord Ilchester, it was sold to the town in 1913.


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