Location Melbourn Street, Royston
Map location in the vicinity
Year opened Unknown
Year closed Unknown
Building Type Prison
'an old manorial survey made…A.D. 1610, and contains the following memorandum: "Note: that in the myddest of Icknell Street aforesaid, and at the west end of the same street, there is a 'Fayr House or Crosse buylded up by the Lorde of the said manor, and the whole Township for a Clock House, and a Prison House, for the use and benefit of the whole Parish, on both sydes, as well for Cambridgeshire as for Hertfordshire syde, end standing in both the said counties. By the syde of it is wrote, The Clock Howse, Crosse, & Prison Howse in Icknell streete, for the whole Parishe."… The boundary between Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire used to run along the line of Melbourn Street and Baldock Street'
Joseph Beldam, The Origin and Use of Royston Cave. 1858 (Edited by Jeremy Lander RIBA SCA AABC, 2016)
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