One of our enquirers asked – Did people lock their doors at night in the 1820s? Our thoughts are that whilst the door was unlikely to have an integral lock, there may have been some form of barring.
Does anyone have in their collections, an early 19th century door belonging to a domestic residence that would corroborate this?
Curator of Social History (Usual days – alternate Wednesdays and Thursday & Friday)
Lancashire County Council
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