Clophill Village Lock Up & Pound

Bedford

  • Clophill

  • Old Silsoe Road, Clophill, Central Bedfordshire, MK45 4AD

  • Daily

The lock-up on The Green was listed by English Heritage in January 1985 as Grade II, of special interest. The listing comments: "Included for its socio-historical interest". It was described as early to mid 19th Century and is built of red brick with a slate roof.

The lock-up and the pound were manorial law enforcement devices, the one for riotous people the other for straying animals. People would be kept in the lock-up to cool off before being allowed out and fined or removed to a more secure institution. Animals would be released from the pound on payment of a fine by their owner.

Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

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