Rye Stocks

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Sussex

Location   Ypres Tower, East Street,  Rye

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   Unknown

Year closed   Unknown

Building Type   Stocks

Remarks   No longer in existence. Stocks thought to be within grounds of former Rye Gaol, Ypres Tower (see separate listing for Rye Borough Gaol)

Description

'[From] 1484 or 1494 the Corporation rented the Tower for use as a prison...[circa 1799] the Tower was by now in a bad state of repair; the Corporation even considered demolishing it. Instead, a red brick exercise yard was built on the north side and, it is thought, the stocks and whipping post removed.'

Rye Castle Museum, 'Ypres Tower Story'

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SOURCES

    Rye Castle Museum, 'Ypres Tower Story'

  • https://www.ryemuseum.co.uk/ypres-tower/

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