Ferrol - Urban History
Two men in the stocks, London, 1678

The 'maestranza' fell within the Navy's jurisdiction. In 1785, the 'Penal Acts for the Rule of the "Maestranza" in the Royal Dockyards of the Navy' established the daily review, and all forms of offence were punished with imprisonment or by locking the victim's hands and legs in the stocks situated at the Dock Gate.

Guildhall Library, Corporation of London