Hertford Cage – Castle Street

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Hertfordshire

Location   opposite (former) Borough Surveyor's Office, towards Castle Street,  Hertford

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   Unknown

Year closed   After 1834

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   It is unknown whether this is the same cage described in the entry for Hertford Cage - The Wash

Description

'In 1834, Hertford’s Cage (former lock-up) was situated opposite the Borough Surveyor’s office, towards Castle Street. The stocks were nearby. It was a wooden building, about 10 ft square. One side of it was in a line with [a stream which], ran towards the Wash. Access to the Cage was via a plank across the stream. The Cage was covered in slate and had a cell inside with double doors and was lined with iron....The Whipping Post used to stand against the Town Hall on the south side. Both this and the Cage were removed as cells were incorporated in the police station. '

Hertford's Cage, Stocks and Whipping Post. Transcript of Hertfordshire Mercury, 15 September 1900. Herts Past Policing

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    Hertford's Cage, Stocks and Whipping Post. Transcript of Hertfordshire Mercury, 15 September 1900. Herts Past Policing

  • https://www.hertspastpolicing.org.uk/content/crimes_and_incidents/policing_before_the_police_force/hertfords-cage-stocks-and-whipping-post

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