ST7551 : The village lock-up

taken 4 years ago, near to Buckland Dinham, Somerset, Great Britain

The village lock-up
The village lock-up
Like many places, Buckland Dinham had a little problem with unruly inhabitants - often thanks to over-imbibing the local juice. In order to re-establish some law and order small cells were built to hold them until they sobered up. They are often called lock-ups or blind houses - due to not having any windows! They served the community until the introduction of a robust police force and system in the nineteenth century.

Many old lock-ups are now either derelict, re-used or even demolished.

See ST7551 : New timber doors for the door.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 9 December, 2015   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 9 December, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement 
Primary Subject of Photo
Lock-Ups 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 7547 5122 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:15.5765N 2:21.1752W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 7549 5122
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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