Blind House

This stands beside the bridge at the edge of Trowbridge centre, a rare survivor of the many that were built to detain overnight local drunks and other ne’er do wells, so thought it was apt for today.  It is really impressive, and I wonder if there used to be a ducking stool nearby on the river also. It was called blind because it was deliberately dark as a form of punishment and perhaps had religious overtones as well. There is one in Salisbury that forms the base of a clocktower and has garlands of chains carved around it.




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