Cheshunt Cage (Flamstead End Workhouse)

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Hertfordshire

Location   Flamstead End,  Cheshunt

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   1826

Year closed   1837

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up, Workhouse

Descriptions

'In 1753 the vestry set up a new workhouse on the west side of Waltham Cross High Street. As this was so far from the parish centre another was built in 1826 at Flamstead End. With the change to the Poor Law in 1834 Cheshunt joined the Edmonton Union, and the Flamstead End house became a terrace of small houses known as Poor House Cottages (demolished c1970).'

Isobel Thompson & Terry Hunns, Extensive Urban Survey Project Assessment Report, 'Cheshunt', (English Heritage/ York: Archaeology Data Service, 2003)

'138- All the roofing with slates, battens, rafters and plate over cage and passage. 139 - Deal door and frame and 2 iron bar windows with 1 Portland stone sill. 140 - The brick-work of the 2 ends and front of cage with foundations and brick pavement.'

Sales Particulars for Building Materials, Fixtures & Fittings of Cheshunt Poor-House, Flamstead End, October 1837. 'Cage', p.13.

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SOURCES

    Isobel Thompson & Terry Hunns, Extensive Urban Survey Project Assessment Report, 'Cheshunt', (English Heritage/ York: Archaeology Data Service, 2003)

  • https://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archives/view/herts_eus_2005/downloads.cfm?REDSQUIDARCHIVES_f6478baa-c23e-4d47-a7d9-5b4cff0fe888_0&area=cheshunt

ARCHIVES

Archive name: Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies, Hertford

Catalogue ref: D/E Cr1/21

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Description: Sales Particulars for Building Materials, Fixtures & Fittings of Cheshunt Poor-House, Flamstead End, October 1837

Dates: 1837


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