Chipping Barnet Cage

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Nation   England

County   Hertfordshire

Location   In Middle Row (now demolished), opposite St John's Church, near junction of High Street (Great North Road) and Barnet Road (A411),  Chipping Barnet

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   Before 1736

Year closed   Unknown

Century of Operation   1700-1799

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   Demolished in late 19th century.

Descriptions

'At the angle between these roads [High Street and Barnet Road] stands the parish church, opposite to which was formerly the lock-up house. Until 1890 a block of houses called Middle Row divided them, but this block was demolished in that year.'

'Barnet', in A History of the County of Hertford, edited by William Page, Vol.II, pp.329-337. London: Victoria County History, 1908.

'Barnet's lock-up was in Middle Row'

Barnet4u.co.uk, 'The Early Years'

'Keeping Sam: Loyd in the Cage and Carrying him to St Albans Gaol, £1 10s'

Account of Jas Sumner and Mr Wm Hunt and Part of Leo Hunt (Constables), 1736: Chipping Barnet Overseers' Accounts 1720-1744

'[1739] for 4 truss of straw for the Cage, 2s. ... [and in 1740], 3 truss of straw for the Cage, 1s 6d'

Account of Jas Sumner and Leon Hunt, Constables, 1739 and 1740: Chipping Barnet Overseers' Accounts 1720-1744

'for keeping a soldier 2 days & Nights in ye Cage, 5s. ... [Also] - for keeping a soldier 4 days in the Cage, 2s.'

Account of Jas Sumner and Leon Hunt, Constables, 1740: Chipping Barnet Overseers' Accounts 1720-1744

'Mr Seers Bill for mending the cage, £1 14s 7d, [and also further] bill for 11s 4d. ... [Also] Mr Vaux's bill for mending ye cage 9s 9d'

Account of Mr Sumner and Mr Willcocks, Constables, 1742: Chipping Barnet Overseers' Accounts 1720-1744

'1 truss of straw for ye Cage, 6d, and 2 truss of straw for the ye Cage, 1s. ... [Also] to a man for washing the Cage, 2s'

Account of Mr Sumner and Mr Willcocks, Constables, 1742: Chipping Barnet Overseers' Accounts 1720-1744

'Mr Doubleday's bill for mending ye Cage, £1 11s. [Richard Doubleday was one of the serving constables]'

Mr Morse & Mr Coocks, Churchwardens, Account for 1749-1750: Chipping Barnet Churchwardens' Account Book 1656-1760

'Paid for assistance to put Two Men into the Cage, 2s 6d'

Account of Richard White and John Wilde, Churchwardens, for Easter 1786 to Easter 1788: Chipping Barnet, Churchwardens' Account Book 1762-1840

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SOURCES

    'Barnet', in A History of the County of Hertford, edited by William Page, Vol.II, pp.329-337. London: Victoria County History, 1908.

  • https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/herts/vol2/pp329-337
  • Barnet4u.co.uk, 'The Early Years'

  • http://www.barnet4u.co.uk/BARNET%20HISTORY/earlyyears.html

ARCHIVES

Archive name: Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies, Hertford

Catalogue ref: D/P15/12/1

Collection:

Description: Chipping Barnet, Overseers' Accounts

Dates: 1720-1744


Archive name: Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies, Hertford

Catalogue ref: D/P15/5/1

Collection:

Description: Chipping Barnet Churchwardens' Account Book, 1656-1760

Dates: 1656-1760


Archive name: Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies, Hertford

Catalogue ref: D/P15/5/2

Collection:

Description: Chipping Barnet Churchwardens' Account Book, 1762-1840

Dates: 1762-1840


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