Blind houses are miniature lockups employed for the short term detention of miscreants. Although most could barely accommodate one person, often several detainees were locked up, possibly with a guard. There are over a hundred in England and have several names including round house, lockup or clink. They provided a place for the local constable to put drunks, vagrants, brawlers and disreputable women as well as those more serious offenders in transit to the county assizes. Windows are always absent, hence the name with light and ventilation coming only from tiny grilles. Most were free-standing, constructed of stone with heavy wooden nailed doors. Most Wiltshire blind houses date from the 18th century although there are couple older. More information can be found in Mary Delorme's excellent book, Curious Wiltshire.
A square blind house, conveniently next to the pub, draw your own conclusions.
The cache is a nano, so please bring a pen and initial only please. The terrain is ok for kids and wheel chairs but the cachevis above head height so access to the cache may be problematic
Picture courtesy of Brian from Hamfist
The north Wiltshire half of this series is owned by Hamfist and can be found at the following waypoints:
The list will be updated as more are added.
Bradford on Avon GC1MP4M
Castle Combe TBA
Please exercise some care when searching for the cache as some damage to the local area has been caused. The Landlord of the pub is aware of the cache, so please pop in and have a brew in consideration of his letting me place the cache.