Goudhurst Lock-Up

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Overview

Alternative Names   Cage

Nation   England

County   Kent

Location   Near war memorial, The Plain,  Goudhurst

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   Unknown

Year closed   c.1862

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   Wooden building now demolished. Once stood on site of current war memorial. Later moved and used as a shed

Description

'The original location was behind Paine's folly ( the war memorial is now on this site)...It was then moved to the site of the Fire Station [c.1857]...opposite the pond...It is thought that it was last used as a lock-up about 1862/64. After that it was purchased by Thomas Bathgate, who...used it as a shed. He subsequently became landlord of The Chequers Inn and took the "shed" with him...Apart from being a wooden building, the only other description of it, says it had "double doors", and 2 barred windows about 6" x 8". [citing Gill Joye, Archivist of Goudhurst & Kilndown Local History Society]'

Roy's Blog, 'KENT. Lock-ups at Cranbrook, Dover, Fordwich,Goudhurst and Lenham.' (02 July 2013)

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SOURCES

    Roy's Blog, 'KENT. Lock-ups at Cranbrook, Dover, Fordwich,Goudhurst and Lenham.' (02 July 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/07/kent-lock-ups-at-cranbrook-dover.html

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