Yalding Lock-Up




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Alternative Names   The Cage

Nation   England

County   Kent

Location   Vicarage Road, near war memorial,  Yalding

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   1786

Year closed   After 1855

Century of Operation   1700-1799, 1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   Grade II listed. Built in same style as Marden Lock-Up and stocks built nearby in 1846 (see separate listings)


'Lock-up. Late C18 or C19. Red brick in Flemish bond. Plain tile roof. Single storey, with dentilled brick eaves cornice and pyramidal roof. No windows. Central door to front, of studded vertical boarding with diagonal boarded backing, three long heavy hinges, and iron judas hinged towards top. Interior not inspected.'

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Village Lockup', Yalding, LEN1069014

'it was agreed in Vestry that a village ‘Lock-up’ should be erected on The Green to hold people overnight, before their appearance with the local Justice of the Peace the next morning..."and to be built on the same plan of that at Marden"...it was actually built in August 1786 for £ 13 5s. The ‘Cage’ or Lock-up as we call it, was used again when on Tuesday morning of September 25th 1855 a number of Mr Bannerman’s hop-pickers at Hunton, struck for advanced rates and pending the settlement some of them went to a beer house at Yalding and drank freely. ...but after great exertion they were apprehended and taken to the lock-up'

Tony Kremer, Yalding History, '1784 Village Green'

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  • The former village lockup, YaldingPhoto © Marathon (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: The former village lockup, Yalding

Photo by: Photo © Marathon (cc-by-sa/2.0)


    Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Village Lockup', Yalding, LEN1069014

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1069014
  • Roy's Blog, 'KENT. Lock-ups at Sandwich, Smarden, Wateringbury and Yalding.' (02 July 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/07/kent-lock-ups-at-smarden-wateringbury.html
  • Tony Kremer, Yalding History, '1784 Village Green'

  • http://yaldinghistory.webplus.net/page45.html


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