History of locks and the locksmith


Welcome to Locksmark - your local emergency locksmith


Established in 2002, Locksmark is a trustworthy company based near Newbury and specialising in all types of lock work, from safes to straight lock changes.

Whether you are a commercial or residential premises, we understand that your safety comes first, which is why we are on call 24 hours a day.

What's more, we do not charge for the call out - only the work undertaken.

24 hour emergency Lockmith for Godalming,Wokingham, Newbury and all surrounding areas.If you are locked out of your house or work premises, have had a break-in, need a window boarded up... or have any other security problem, no matter what time of day or night you can call 07816 240733 - our emergency 24-hour number.



Locksmark will endeavour to send a locksmith out to you as soon as possible after your call. We will gain entry for you by the simplest means possible, causing the minimum damage to the property.

We also offer free advice on how to secure your property to prevent burglaries and stop intruders breaking into your home.

We are based near Newbury and cover much of Berkshire, Surrey and Hampshire

Call Locksmark on 07816 240 733 24 Hours per day

Locks and keys were known long before the birth of Christ. They were bigger than and not as complicated as today’s design; yet the principle of the mechanisms was basically the same as the modern pin-tumbler locks of today. Locksmiths were considered a master tradesman.

At this time, locks were made of wood. The master locksmith was a trade then as it is today. At Locksmark, we still have the same aim for excellence.

The oldest example of a mechanical lock was found known as an Egyptian door lock, because of it's widespread use in Egypt. It was completely enclosed save for a small opening for the key. Moveable pins were dropped by gravity into cavities on the crossbar and locked the door. As the key was used the lock would move hidden pins out of the way and allow the crossbar to be removed. This was the forerunner of the modern pin tumbler style of lock that we use today. Being a locksmith was a Specialist job even in Egyptian times

The Greeks used a lock that worked by fastening the wooden bolt and staple to the inside of the door. The key, a wooden or iron key lifted the bolt. This lock, compared to the latter one provided little security unlike today, where security and peace of mind is our main objective. At Locksmark security is our highest priority and as a fully trained locksmith I can give you that peace of mind.

The Romans fabricated the first metal lock based on Egyptian principles. They designed pins of various shapes with keys and keyholes. Many of the keys were fancy designs, such as flowers or birds. As a leading locksmith Locksmark we carry all spares required to make you secure.

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The locksmiths designed locks whose cost and strength linked to the value of what they were protecting. The need to protect from intruders remains the same today, not  much has changed. At Locksmark we provide peace of mind by providing a professional service at a reasonable price.

In the 14th century, the locksmiths guilds became prominent. In order to be accepted as a master locksmith, you had to create and submit a working lock and key to the guild. Today we have The British Locksmiths & Key Cutters Association. Today locksmiths sell, install, maintain and repair locks and other security devices. They also make copies of keys, replace lost keys and open locks when needed. They have to apply skills in metalwork, woodwork, mechanics and electronics.



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Locksmark is a local, mobile locksmith based in Berkshire, covering Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and surrounding areas. A well-established locksmith company, we pride ourselves on providing a quality locksmith service, What's more, we do not charge for the call out - only the work undertaken.

For a fast and efficient locksmith, and reliable locksmith for Berkshire, and surrounding areas including Hampshire and Surrey. Contact us today

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Counties we cover:

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Hungerford · Newbury · Thatcham - winchester-Andover-Reading-Basingstoke-Tadley
Civil parishes Aldermaston · Aldworth · Ashampstead · Basildon · Beech Hill · Beedon · Beenham · Boxford · Bradfield · Brightwalton · Brimpton · Bucklebury · Burghfield · Catmore · Chaddleworth · Chieveley · Cold Ash · Combe · Compton · East Garston · East Ilsley · Enborne · Englefield · Farnborough · Fawley · Frilsham · Great Shefford · Greenham · Hampstead Norreys · Hamstead Marshall · Hermitage · Holybrook · Inkpen · Kintbury · Lambourn · Leckhampstead · Midgham · Mortimer Common · Padworth · Pangbourne · Peasemore · Purley-on-Thames · Shaw-cum-Donnington · Speen · Stanford Dingley · Stratfield Mortimer · Streatley · Sulhamstead · Theale · Tidmarsh with Sulham · Tilehurst · Ufton Nervet · Wasing · Welford · West Woodhay · West Ilsley · Winterbourne · Wokefield · Woolhampton · Yattendon
Other villagesand hamlets

Aldermaston Wharf · Ashmore Green · Bagnor · Beansheaf Farm · Beedon Common · Benham Hill · Bloomfield Hatch · Brightwalton Green ·

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