SJ8320 : The Gnosall Lock-up

taken 4 years ago, near to Gnosall Heath, Staffordshire, Great Britain

The Gnosall Lock-up
The Gnosall Lock-up
Dating from 1820, and originally located at the junction of High Street, Brookhouse Road and Stafford Street (ie roughly at the sharp bend on the main road in SJ8220), this windowless building was erected at the request of the town's Select Vestry (an early form of town council) who were concerned that no facilities existed locally for the proper confinement of criminals.
In the end, it had little use, and fell into disrepair in the mid 20th century, then was all but demolished when a vehicle struck it in 1969 or 1970. At the insistence of the local Women's Institute, it avoided being relocated to Shugborough Hall, and was moved to a small parcel of land donated for the purpose of its preservation in 1971.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 9 April, 2016   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 20 April, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8313 2081 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:47.0760N 2:15.0940W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 83129 20781
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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