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Lingfield Cross And Cage [Dec. 14th, 2015|08:12 pm]
Tony Grist


This quaint little building started off as Lingfield's village cross. Then In the 18th century they added  a one room-building round the back and the village cross became the village lock-up or cage. It was last used as a cell in the late 19th century.
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[User Picture]From: resonant
2015-12-15 01:52 am (UTC)
"village cross"?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-12-15 08:58 am (UTC)
Villages and towns used to have crosses in them. Sometimes they're called market crosses and sometimes preaching crosses. They acted as a focus for the community. Preachers would preach from them and merchants would set up stalls round them.
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[User Picture]From: nineweaving
2015-12-15 02:13 am (UTC)
There's a pretty little village gaol at Little Walsingham. Charming, if you're not impounded in it, in the stinking dark.



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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-12-15 09:00 am (UTC)
I know it. When I was studying for the church we used to take our college retreats at Walsingham.
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2015-12-15 06:32 am (UTC)
I actually have seen that on a trip to Lingfield doing an exit poll.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-12-15 09:00 am (UTC)
Lingfield is awfully pretty.
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From: cmcmck
2015-12-15 01:33 pm (UTC)
Stunning!
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