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Tollesbury Lock-Up

Overview

Location   The Square, Church Street, against churchyard wall,  Tollesbury

County   Essex

Year Opened   c.1700

Year Closed   Unknown

Century of Operation   1700-1799

Remarks   Grade II listed. Plaque on door reads 'Village Lock Up or Cage AD1700'.

Tollesbury LockupPhoto © Glyn Baker (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Further information can be found at
https://www.prisonhistory.org/lockup/tollesbury-lock-up/

Description

  • 'Lock-up. C18, altered in C20. Timber framed with C20 waney weatherboarding, roofed with handmade red clay plain tiles and C20 hip tiles. Square, with plain boarded door to W, with 2 long hasped iron hinges and double iron grill. Metal plate inscribed 'Village lock-up or cage, A.D. 1700'. Pyramidal roof with acorn finial. '
    Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Cage Immediately South West of Number 7' Church Street, Tollesbury, LEN1141669

Sources

  • Roy's Blog, 'ESSEX. Lock-ups at Roydon, St Osyth, Steeple Bumpstead, Thaxted and Tollesbury.' (26 June 2013)
    http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/06/lock-ups-at-roydon-steeple-bumpstead.html
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Cage Immediately South West of Number 7' Church Street, Tollesbury, LEN1141669
    https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1141669