Alternative Names The Cage
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'