SK 3487 1908. Lock-up, close to the Tournament Field in Smisby. Brick, polygonal, with spire and ball on top. (1)
The lock-up is towards the western end of Main Street, Smisby. It is a small building, only about 1.5m across. (2)
The Smisby round house was built in 1790, immediately after a Quarter Sessions Court Order was passed stating that all parishes in the county should provide a "place of temporary confinement" for the reception of vagrants and paupers who had either returned to their own parish or were en-route to their place of settlement, or for the detention of felons and drunks. The Smisby example is octagonal, brick-built with a brick spire and a ball on the top. The wooden door is iron-studded. (3)
From the National Heritage List for England:
'SK 31 NW 6/73 19-1-67
PARISH OF SMISBY MAIN STREET (South Side) The Lock Up (Round House)
Lock up. Late C18. Red brick with sandstone dressings. Small polygonal building with a four-centred arched doorway on the north side with studded plank door. Tall tapering octagonal upper part, of brick with stone bands at the base and the top. Surmounted by a ball finial.
Listing NGR: SK3487019084.'
Bibliographic reference: Pevsner, N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Derbyshire. 2nd ed., revised.
Index: Malone, S (RCHME). 1994. National Forest Project Index: UID 924111.
Bibliographic reference: Crowden, Y & Usher, H. 1994. The Ticknall Roundhouse and other Lock-Ups. p 16.
Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1281737.
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SK 34870 19084 (point) (Approximate)
SMISBY, SOUTH DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE
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