Paglesham Lock-Up

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Essex

Location   Unknown,  Paglesham

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   Unknown

Year closed   c.1854

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   Collapsed c.1854.

Description

'The cage at Paglesham was very similar to that at Latchingdon, but there were no appendages when I first knew it. [see separate listing for Latchingdon Lock-Up]. The ventilating opening was, as usual, on the south side, and over-looked a broad and deep ditch. The ground between the cage and the ditch gradually fell away until the cage itself overhung, and about 1854 some one gave it a little help and it fell over into the ditch. It was never re-erected. I remember a stranger once being locked up in it one Saturday night and, by Sunday morning, he had cut a hole with his knife large enough for him to have squeezed himself out, but the hole, being cut at a convenient height for working at, was too high to creep through; had it been cut nearer the floor no doubt he would have escaped. '

Henry Laver, ‘The Parish-Cage and Whipping-Post’, Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society, Vol.VII, (Colchester, 1900), pp.37-39.

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SOURCES

    Henry Laver, ‘The Parish-Cage and Whipping-Post’, Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society, Vol.VII, (Colchester, 1900), pp.37-39.

  • https://archive.org/details/transactionsess00socigoog/page/n49

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