Stoke Newington Cage (High Street)

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Middlesex

Location   south side of the brook, High Street, near bridge at Stamford Hill (Stamford Bridge over the Hackney Brook was just opposite Abney Park Cemetry opposite Cazenove Road),  Stoke Newington

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   1803

Year closed   1824

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   Previous cage at Green Dragon (https://www.prisonhistory.org/lockup/stoke-newington-cage-green-dragon/) replaced by new cage on High Street in 1803. Moved again in 1824 (see https://www.prisonhistory.org/lockup/stoke-newington-lock-up/).

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'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) The cage was moved yet again in 1824, when it was built on land given by Joseph Eade in Red Lion Lane, near the pound and engine house. (fn. 84)'

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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