ST8558 : The Blind House, Trowbridge

taken 9 years ago, near to Trowbridge, Wiltshire, Great Britain

The Blind House, Trowbridge
The Blind House, Trowbridge
Located on the east bank of the River Biss, adjacent to the Town Bridge.
A plaque on the building records that it was a lockup built c1758. It was used as such until the erection of the first police station in Trowbridge in 1854. The roof was stripped off during a riot in 1826. In 1942, a blast from a German bomb caused the roof to collapse. The roof was restored in 1950. There were stocks alongside the Blind House until the mid 19th century.
The Blind House was restored (in appearance but not in usage!) by the town council in 1977 to commemorate the silver jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.


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ST8558, 198 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Monday, 5 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 8 December, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 853 580 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:19.2547N 2:12.7398W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 853 580
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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