Location On triangular piece of land at junction of Colchester Road and White Hart Lane, West Bergholt
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened Unknown
Year closed c.1870
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Lock-Up
Remarks Demolished in 1870.
'At West Bergholt the cage, a brick one, stood on a little triangular piece of waste, near the "White Hart," where the road to Horkesley branches off. It was arched over in brick and the roof was made in brick, and the door and hole for ventilation were, as usual, on the south. It was not so large as those in timber before mentioned. [See separate listings for Latchingdon and Paglesham]. It was pulled down and removed about 1870, after having been ruinous for years, although it was in a perfect condition in 1857, when I first saw it. '
Henry Laver, ‘The Parish-Cage and Whipping-Post’, Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society, Vol.VII, (Colchester, 1900), pp.37-39.
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