Plaque

Parish Lock-up

Inscription

Parish Lock-up
About 1730, this lock-up was built into the garden wall of Cannon Hall, where local magistrates held court. Prisoners were kept in this dark single cell until more lasting arrangements could be made for them. Soon after the formation of the police force in 1829, business was transferred to the Watch House in Holly Walk.
This lock-up is one of the very few left in London and is a D.O.E. listed building of historic interest.
Erected by the Hampstead Plaque Fund

{D.O.E. stands for the Department of the Environment}

Site: Parish Lockup (1 memorial)

NW3, Cannon Lane, 11

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Parish Lock-up

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Cannon Hall

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Parish Lock-up - Hampstead

Parish Lock-up About 1730, this lock-up was built into the garden wall of Can...

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Watch House in Hampstead

A watch house was an early form of local police station. Soon after the forma...

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Hampstead Police Force

British History Online provides a quite detailed history of the police force ...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Parish Lock-up

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Heath & (Old) Hampstead Society / Hampstead Plaque Fund

The Hampstead Plaque fund was set up, many years ago, by Ralph Wade and has b...

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