Hertford Stocks – 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

Building Type   Stocks

Remarks   It is unknown whether this is the same structure described in the entry for Hertford Pillory - 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.'

Hertford Cage, Stocks and Whipping Post, Trancript of Hertfordshire Mercury 15 September 1900, Herts Past Policing

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    Hertford Cage, Stocks and Whipping Post, Trancript 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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