Royston Stocks – Kneesworth Street

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Nation   England

County   Cambridgeshire

Location   Kneesworth Street, near present Royston & District Museum,  Royston

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   Unknown

Year closed   1830-1840

Century of Operation   1700-1799, 1800-1899

Building Type   Stocks

Description

'The stocks for Royston, Cambs., stood in the middle of the broad part of Kneesworth Street, nearly opposite the yard entrance of King James' Palace, and just in front of some dilapidated cottages then occupying the site of Mr. J. R. Farrow's shop. Here they remained as a warning to evil doers till about 1830 or 1840.'

Alfred Kingston, Fragments of Two Centuries: Glimpses of Country Life When George III. Was King. Royston: Warren Brothers. 1893

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    Alfred Kingston, Fragments of Two Centuries: Glimpses of Country Life When George III. Was King. Royston: Warren Brothers. 1893

  • https://www.gutenberg.org/files/21352/21352-h/21352-h.htm

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