Stoke Newington Cage (Green Dragon)

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Nation   England

County   Middlesex

Location   near the Green Dragon (now Rochester Castle pub), London Road, south of junction with Church Street  Stoke Newington

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   1721

Year closed   1803

Century of Operation   1700-1799, 1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up, Stocks

Remarks   In 1721, Stoke Newington Cage and stocks were moved to a site near the Green Dragon on London Road (present day Rochester Castle pub, at 143-5 Stoke Newington High Street), probably because they were considered a nuisance in their former position (see https://www.prisonhistory.org/lockup/stoke-newington-cage/). Moved again in 1803 (see https://www.prisonhistory.org/lockup/stoke-newington-cage-high-street/)

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' In 1716 the vestry ordered a cage to be built, and the next year someone pulled down both cage and stocks. (fn. 81) The culprit undertook to replace them in 1718 but in 1721 the vestry decided to move the cage, stocks, and whipping post to a place near the Green Dragon since their previous position, presumably also on the London road, was considered a nuisance by the road trustees. (fn. 82) The vestry decided to build a new cage on the south side of the brook in High Street, near the bridge at Stamford Hill, in 1803. (fn. 83)'

A P Baggs, Diane K Bolton and Patricia E C Croot, 'Stoke Newington: Public services', in A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 8, Islington and Stoke Newington Parishes, ed. T F T Baker and C R Elrington (London, 1985), pp. 200-204. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/middx/vol8/pp200-204 [accessed 28 October 2019].

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    A P Baggs, Diane K Bolton and Patricia E C Croot, 'Stoke Newington: Public services', in A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 8, Islington and Stoke Newington Parishes, ed. T F T Baker and C R Elrington (London, 1985), pp. 200-204. British History Online [accessed 28 October 2019].

  • http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/middx/vol8/pp200-204

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