Hertford Cage – The Wash

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Hertfordshire

Location   The Wash, (possibly opposite the Woolpack pub),  Hertford

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   1773

Year closed   Unknown

Century of Operation   1700-1799

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   Relocated from the Market Place in 1773. It is unknown whether this is the same structure described in the entry for Hertford Cage - Castle Street

Description

'Besides the gaol, Hertford possessed a "cage", where people were detained for offences corresponding to those for which a night in the cells would not be prescribed. Nearby were the whipping post and the pillory. Andrews' and Wren's map of the Borough in 1766 shows all three situated to the immediate east of the Market Place, approximately on the site till recently occupied by the Bon Marche. About 1773, all were removed to the Wash.'

F. M. Page, History of Hertford. Hertford, 1993. p.112

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SOURCES

    F. M. Page, History of Hertford. Hertford, 1993.

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