The Old Clink, Callington, Cornwall
N 50° 30.213 W 004° 18.965
30U E 406670 N 5595447
Quick Description: A small town jail in Callington,Cornwall.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/9/2008 9:15:31 AM
Waymark Code: WM3R54
The Old Clink or lockup was built in 1851 at a cost of £60. It had two cells for drunks and vagrants on the ground floor. The upper floor was used as the Vestry room where the relieving officers, together with the parish overseers, presided over the payment of poor relief to the "Out Poor" of the parish.
By 1866 the Old Clink had been replaced by a rather forbidding Victorian police station in Tavistock road. The cells in the new police station were every bit as unpleasant as the ones in the Old Clink.
The Old Clink gradually fell into disrepair and was in real danger of collapse. The rear wall was shored up for many years and the building closed. The building has recently undergone complete renovation and will now be let as a commercial office of one sort or another. This will insure that this quaint old building survives in the 21st century.
The Old Clink
Callington, Cornwall United Kingdom
Open to the public: No
Hours: Not listed
Fees?: Not listed
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