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Village lockup in Ticknall and Repton Cross

  


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Village lockup in Ticknall and Repton Cross

Village Lock-up in Ticknall

Also known as a jug, these lock-ups are real relics of a past way of life. Most date from the 17th and 18th century and were used to lock up drunks and minor lawbreakers until they had cooled off, or while waiting escourt to a court.They were usually round or octagonal in shape and had a heavy studded door. There were usually no windows.Other examples can be found at Smisby, Breedon and at Alton.

Village Lock-up in Ticknall

Repton Village Cross

The cross is the heart of Repton and reputedly where christianity was first preached in the midlands in ad653. Until the end of the 19th century regular markets and fairs took place in the area between the cross and the prioy arch. It was here that in 1848 a man brought his wife, with a halter round her waist, and offered her for sale for a shilling.

Repton Village Cross

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