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).


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

  • Roy's Blog, 'Bedfordshire. Lock-ups at Blunham, Clophill, Harrold and Silsoe' (26 June 2013)

  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Village lock up and pound, Clophill, LEN 1137830'

  • Bedfordshire Archives and Records Service, Community Archives, Clophill, 'Clophill Village Lock up and Pound'



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 (

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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