Thetford Lock-up



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Alternative Names   The Old Cage, Thetford

Nation   England

County   Norfolk

Location   Cage Lane  Thetford

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   1581

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1500-1599, 1600-1699, 1700-1799, 1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up


'Lock-up. 1581 but rebuilt C17. Dismantled and re-erected on new site 1968 in reduced form. Dressed stone jambs support round arch with iron grille above dado level. Built into side of public convenience.'

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Old Cage, Thetford', LEN 1195921

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    Roy's Blog, 'NORFOLK. Lock-ups at Docking, Stalham, Thetford and Watton.' (26 June 2013)

  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Old Cage, Thetford', LEN 1195921



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