Reigate Lock Up

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Overview

Alternative Names   Reigate Prison, Reigate Cage

Nation   England

County   Surrey

Location   Cage Yard, High Street  Reigate

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1700-1799, 1800-1899

Building Type   Unknown

SOURCES

    Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Former Lock-up Behind No 37, LEN 1188654'

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1188654
  • Roy's Blog, 'Surrey. Lock-ups at Charlwood, Ewell, Lingfield, Petersham and Reigate' (2 July 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/07/surrey-lock-ups-at-charlwood-ewell.html

ARCHIVES

Archive name: Surrey History Centre

Catalogue ref: 371/3/2/2

Collection:

Description: Account book of George Morrison as Steward and Receiver of Earl Somers, covering Reigate Priory and other estates, including repairs to Borough Prison.

Dates: 1852-1860


Archive name: Surrey History Centre

Catalogue ref: 7828/2/122/24

Collection:

Description: Photograph of Reigate old Prison

Dates: 1905


Archive name: Surrey History Centre

Catalogue ref: PX/122/14 

Collection:

Description: Reigate Cage, Reigate. View of the Gaol with policeman standing outside. Christmas greetings card produced for Reigate Borough Police, and signed 'Chief Constable and Members'. Also contains rhyme 'The Cage' (1934).

Dates: 1934


Archive name: Surrey History Centre

Catalogue ref: QS2/6/1801/EA/43

Collection: Surrey Quarter Sessions

Description: Note of dimensions of the 'lower gaol' at Reigate Prison

Dates: 1801


Archive name: Surrey History Centre

Catalogue ref: QS2/6/1776/Mic/42-44 

Collection: Surrey Quarter Sessions

Description: Presentment by the Grand Jury of the Reigate `Cage', which houses prisoners awaiting trial at Sessions as a common nuisance. Order of the Court referring complaints against Reigate `Cage' to a Committee of Justices. Also, minutes of a Committee appointed to examine complaints against Reigate `Cage'.

Dates: 1776


Archive name: Surrey History Centre

Catalogue ref: QS2/6/1800/EA/21

Collection: Surrey Quarter Sessions

Description: Letter stating that Lord Somers and the inhabitants of Reigate have undertaken to provide proper accommodation for prisoners at the next Reigate Sessions

Dates: 1800


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