The Cage, Shenley

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Hertfordshire

Location   London Road, by the pond  Shenley

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1700-1799, 1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   According to its datestone, repaired in 1810, and restored in 1893 and the 1990s

Description

''Lock-up. C18, repaired 1810, restored 1893. Cement rendered brick. Circular with domical top. Pointed head to timber door of 4 planks with strap hinges. Flanking small openings with iron bars in deep reveals. Above openings 2 stone tablets inscribed with date 1810 and 'DO WELL. AND FEAR NOT.'/'BE SOBER. BE VIGILANT'. Additional small opening at rear. Plinth. Band at cornice level. Ball finial on top.''

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Cage on the Pond, Shenley, LEN 1175473' (https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1175473)

Featured Images

  • ExteriorPhoto © Julian Osley (cc-by-sa/2.0)
  • Barred aperture with stone inscription, 'Be Sober, Be Vigilant'Photo © Julian Osley (cc-by-sa/2.0)
  • View from the outsidePhoto © Julian Osley (cc-by-sa/2.0)
  • Barred aperture with stone inscription, Cage on the Pond, ShenleyPhoto © Julian Osley (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: Exterior

Photo by: Photo © Julian Osley (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: Barred aperture with stone inscription, 'Be Sober, Be Vigilant'

Photo by: Photo © Julian Osley (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: View from the outside

Photo by: Photo © Julian Osley (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: Barred aperture with stone inscription, Cage on the Pond, Shenley

Photo by: Photo © Julian Osley (cc-by-sa/2.0)

SOURCES

    Roy's Blog, 'Hertfordshire. Lock-ups at Anstey, Ashwell, Barley, Buntingford and Shenley' (26 June 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/06/lock-ups-at-anstey-ashwell-barley.html
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Cage on the Pond, Shenley, LEN 1175473'

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1175473

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