Statement of Significance
National Trust: Of local significnace.
Lock-up, - Physical Description 1
The stone lock-up at Bannockburn was originally constructed by Thomas Brooking and Co of Geelong and
located at Lethbridge. The rectangular paln gaol of square coursed basalt with gabled entry porch and iron
grille gate was completed in June 1860. In December 1869 Trevena and Gubby contracted to remove the
stone lock-up from Lethbridge to Bannockburn, each stone being numbered.
The lock-up at Bannockburn is a standard plan structure designed by the Public Works Department and
erected throughout Victoria in the late 1850' s and early 1860's. Whilst tradition accords these structures a role
in providing overnight security for gold escorts, the principal function was to house prisoners awaiting trial
before the visiting Police Magistrate. The lock-up at Bannockburn is a good example of this building type and
of significance to the district.
The lock-up at Bannockburn is maintained in good condition and used as a store house by the present
owners, the Shire of Bannockburn.
Of local significnace.
Heritage Study and Grading
Golden Plains - Golden Plains Shire Heritage Study Phase 1
Author: Lorraine Huddle P/L