Gnosall Lock-up,

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Date:1964 - 1965 (c.)

Description:Gnosall village lock-up, Station Road, built in 1830. Lock-ups, often found in rural communities, were a convenient place to detain vagrants and local drunks.

Only three lock-ups survive in the county, the other two can be found in Stafford and at Alton Towers.

Gnosall lock-up was re-erected by the side of the A518 when plans to widen the road went ahead after a lorry drove into the building in the mid-1960s. Funds to move the building were raised by the Women's Institute. This photograph was taken prior to the move.

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Image courtesy of: Peters, J.E.C. Dr

Donor ref:SAMS Acc. No., P66.3.1247, img: 28 (15/590)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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