Godmanchester Cage

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Huntingdonshire

Location   unknown  Godmanchester

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Description

'There is no Gaol here; but a cage is used to secure persons charged with offences till they can be taken before a magistrate. The prisoners are never detained in the cage more than one night, and they have sometimes (though but rarely) been discharged because a magistrate could not be met with.'

Royal Commission of Inquiry into Municipal Corporations of England and Wales, First Report, Appendices: Part 4 (Parl. Papers, 1835, XXV.1), p.2237

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    Royal Commission of Inquiry into Municipal Corporations of England and Wales, First Report, Appendices: Part 4 (Parl. Papers, 1835, XXV.1), p.2237

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