Forebridge Lock-up, Stafford,

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Date:1970 - 1975 (c.)

Description:The lock-up on Lichfield Road dates from the early eighteenth century. It was built from stone taken from the medieval St. John's Hospital and Chapel which once stood on this site.

Lock-ups were used to temporarily detain local drunks and vagrants and were usually a feature of rural life. In Stafford the lock-up and pinfold (for holding stray cattle) were built side by side; the stocks were conveniently situated nearby.

In the 1930s the lock-up was used by a butcher for curing hams, smouldering sawdust being piled on the floor for this purpose. His shop was next door.

The lock-up was demolished to make way for the Queensway ring road in the 1970s, but was re-erected nearby.


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Donor ref:P2001.006.0009 (18/3560)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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