The Round House, Prescot.


Ref. No.: PHS6
Date of Photo: c. 1811.

The Round House was erected in 1811 and was situated at the lower end of Market Place. There is a pen and ink drawing of it dated 1809 in which the figure of Lady Bountiful on the top can be clearly seen. It was also used as a 'lock-up' and it is thought that at one time fish was sold on the steps of the building. It was demolished in 1859 to make way for the Market Hall. Today this building too has disappeared to accommodate more recent innovations. The copyright of this photograph is with Prescot Historic Society. No reproduction without permission.

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