Hadstock Lock-Up



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Nation   England

County   Essex

Location   Village Green, Barlow Road  Hadstock

Map location   in the vicinity

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   Demolished after 1897. Door preserved in Saffron Waldon Museum. Photograph accompanying Hadstock Magazine's article of April 2014 (see link in 'Sources') is of the lock-up at Everton Brow, Liverpool, not Hadstock's.


' Hadstock had its own brick lock-up on the Village Green and a constable to enforce law and order. By 1897 the lock-up had fallen into disuse and was removed after its last guest had dismantled part of the wall and escaped. You can see part of the door of the lock-up and the constable’s truncheon in Saffron Walden Museum. '

Hadstock Magazine, April 2014, 'New Powers For Speedwatch'

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    Roy's Blog, 'ESSEX. Lock-ups at Roydon, St Osyth, Steeple Bumpstead, Thaxted and Tollesbury.' (26 June 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/06/lock-ups-at-roydon-steeple-bumpstead.html
  • Hadstock Magazine, April 2014, 'New Powers For Speedwatch'

  • https://www.essexinfo.net/hadstock/assets/documents/magazine-april-14


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