Buntingford Lock-Up




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Alternative Names   The Cage

Nation   England

County   Hertfordshire

Location   Junction of Church Street and Dell Springs,  Buntingford (with Layston)

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   Unknown

Year closed   Unknown

Century of Operation   1700-1799

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   Grade II listed. Built early 18th century. Restored 1999.


'Town lockup. Early C18, walltop and roof renewed in mid C19. Red brick in English-bond, top of wall in Flemish-bond with toothed corbelled top, dark weatherboarding to gable triangles, and boarded roof covered in sheet iron. A small square building near the bridge over the River Rib, about 3m x 3m, orientated N-S with central door on S. Recessed battened and framed door with decorative ironhinges hung on iron pins from heavyframe under timber lintol. Shaped ends to wallplates and purlins projecting at each end. Of special historic interest as a local antiquity. '

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Cage or Lockup', Buntingford, LEN1347993

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  • Town lock-up, BuntingfordPhoto © Julian Osley (cc-by-sa/2.0)


    Roy's Blog, 'HERTFORDSHIRE. Lock-ups at Anstey, Ashwell, Barley, Buntingford and Shenley.' (26 June 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/06/lock-ups-at-anstey-ashwell-barley.html
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Cage or Lockup', Buntingford, LEN1347993

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1347993


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