Clophill Parish Lock Up and Pound

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Nation   England

County   Bedfordshire

Location   village green, Old Silsoe Road  Clophill

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   1840

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock Up

Remarks   Grade II listed lock up of 'socio-historical interest'. Its description on the Bedfordshire Archives (Community Archives) site includes references to archival documents (listed below).

SOURCES

    Daniel Stannard, "Bedfordshire Historic Buildings and Monuments" (Bedfordshire Libraries, 2014), p. 17

  • http://virtual-library.culturalservices.net/webingres/bedfordshire/vlib/0.digitised_resources/bedfordshire_buildings.pdf
  • Roy's Blog, 'Bedfordshire. Lock-ups at Blunham, Clophill, Harrold and Silsoe' (26 June 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/06/lock-ups-at-blunham-clophill-harrold.html
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Village lock up and pound, Clophill, LEN 1137830'

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1137830
  • Bedfordshire Archives and Records Service, Community Archives, Clophill, 'Clophill Village Lock up and Pound'

  • http://bedsarchives.bedford.gov.uk/CommunityArchives/Clophill/ClophillVillageLockupAndPound.aspx

ARCHIVES

Archive name: Bedfordshire Archives and Records Service

Catalogue ref: QEV1

Collection: Bedfordshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Executive, Various: recommended that lock up in Clophill be built (http://bedsarchives.bedford.gov.uk/CommunityArchives/Clophill/ClophillVillageLockupAndPound.aspx)

Dates: 1840


Archive name: Bedfordshire Archives and Records Service

Catalogue ref: QSM39

Collection: Bedfordshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Quarter Sessions Minutes, 1856-58; 1856, recommendation that Clophill lock up be rebuilt (p. 256) and 1857, payment of £4 on completion of rebuilding (p. 391)

Dates: 1856-1857


Archive name: Bedfordshire Archives and Records Service

Catalogue ref: SJV10

Collection: Standing Joint Committee (police)

Description: Parish Cages: correspondence as to ownership; condition and for purpose used. Most appear to belong to the parish or were privately owned; ref to Clophill, lock-up belonged to Lord Cowper, owner of the Wrest Park Estate, and was let to "various persons"

Dates: 1892


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