Stoke Newington Cage

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Middlesex

Location   possibly somewhere on the London Road  Stoke Newington

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   1716

Year closed   1717

Century of Operation   1700-1799

Building Type   Lock-Up, Stocks

Remarks   According to VCH for Middlesex, a cage together with stocks was built somewhere on the London Road by the vestry in 1716, but were both pulled down in 1717.

Description

'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.'

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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