Site of stocks, Sheep Street, Rugby
The site of the stocks, a wooden structure in which offenders' hands and feet were locked as a punishment. They date back to at least the Imperial period. The stocks were located on Sheep Street, Rugby.
1 The printing office of “The Meteor” is on or near the site of the town prison…whilst a few yards westwards were the stocks…in no infrequent use some 50 years ago when the construction of the London and Birmingham Railway was being carried on.
2 This may be the same position as “behind the shambles in Sheep Street but were previously on the site of what is now Frosts.”
3 Wait says the stocks were “behind the shambles but they were subsequently removed to Warwick Street, near the old fire engine house and lock-up”…”and have found a resting place in the possession of R.H.Wood esq JP.”
4 Some of these positions could not be located. At those that could, there was no sign of either stocks or lock-up. The NGR refers to the shambles in Sheep Street.