Building    From 1765  To 1912

Old Watch House - E17

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Old Watch House - E17

Before an effective police force was established each local council or vestry organised their own watchmen. The watch house was where they would hold prisoners before they appeared in court. Like the cells in police stations we have today.

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Old Watch House - E17

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Old Watch House - E17

Here stood the Old Watch House or “Cage”, erected in 1765, removed in 1912. B...

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1 memorial
transportation to Australia

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1 memorial
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1 memorial
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1 memorial