Location Market Hill, opposite The Green Man, Royston
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened Unknown
Year closed 1793
Century of Operation 1700-1799
Building Type Lock-Up
Remarks Moved to Fish Hill in 1793
'In Royston, Herts., after the abolition of the central prison-house in Melbourn Street, a cage was erected with stocks attached on the Market Hill, on the east side nearly opposite the Green Man, but they were removed at a later date to the Fish-hill, when an addition was made to the west side of the Parish-room, for the purpose, where the fire engines are now placed. An estimate in the parish books for the erection of a cage and stocks in Royston, Herts., at a cost of L10, in the year 1793, may perhaps fix the date at which each parish [Royston, Herts and Royston, Cambs] provided its own means of punishment of wrong-doers.'
Alfred Kingston, Fragments of Two Centuries: Glimpses of Country Life When George III. Was King. Royston: Warren Brothers. 1893
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