SK3419 : Smisby Roundhouse

taken 11 years ago, near to Smisby, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Smisby Roundhouse
Smisby Roundhouse
A village roundhouse (also called a jug or lockup)was mainly used to lock up drunks (until they sobered up) and criminals (either for punishment or to await transport to court). The Smisby one is octagonal in shape and is constructed of brick and tile with a studded wooden door. It dates from the early C18th. As Smisby once had three pubs, drunks were likely its major tenants, though it was also used at times to temporarily house paupers and vagrants.
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SK3419, 12 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 10 July, 2006   (more nearby)
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Monday, 10 July, 2006
Category
Historic building   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 349 191 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.1025N 1:29.0507W
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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