SK4022 : The village lock-up

taken 9 years ago, near to Breedon on The Hill, Leicestershire, Great Britain

The village lock-up
The village lock-up
Cramped and dark, lock-ups fell out of favour when social reformers won better rights for prisoners in the 19th century. Only a few survive, like this 18th-century one at Breedon-on-the-Hill. The tiny, one-room building is all about security. There is a stout door, no windows, and because tiles or shingles might be removed from inside by an inmate eager to climb out a solid stone roof. The adjoining wall is part of a secure enclosure or pound/Pinfold, in Medieval Britain, is an area where stray animals were rounded up if their owners failed to properly supervise their use of common grazing land. A mulct (fine) had to be paid for their release.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 28 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Sunday, 18 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Derelict, Disused  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4065 2291 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:48.1333N 1:23.9093W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4066 2288
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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