Ancestry UK

Salisbury Lock-up House, Poole, Dorset

A lock-up was erected on Salisbury Street (now Sarum Street), adjacent to the Town Cellars — a 13th century wool warehouse. The prison was known as 'the Salisbury', and is thought to have derived that name from the building that formerly stood on the same site by one of the earls of Sarum.

The structure now forms part of the town museum.


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  • Prison Oracle - resources those involved in present-day UK prisons.
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