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The Ashford Cage (Lock-Up)
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2018, 21:36:11 »
An underground prison cell beneath the pavement outside No 1, Middle Row, High Street, Ashford.
The cell is entered via a doorway in the cellar of No 1. Beside the cell are a set of steps leading into the cellar from the street. The cell is c. 2.5 x 1.5 x 2 metres high. Its earliest mention is in a will of 1479.
Parts of No 1 middle Row, called the Ashford Cage after the cell, may have been built as early as 1367. The building is now grade ll listed.

Photos @ http://www.kentonline.co.uk/ashford/news/mystery-underground-gaol-119955/

The Ashford Cage, W R Bristall. Archaeologia Cantiana Vol. 101 1984.
http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/Vol.101%20-%201984/101-04.pdf
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