Accrington Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Lancashire

Location   unknown  Accrington

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Police Station

Description

'This lock-up house is tolerably well situated in about the centre of the town, and is private property rented by the county. There are two cells, each 11 feet long, 6 feet wide, and 8 feet high, and containing, therefore, about 500 cubic feet. The cells form part of the police station, and open into a sort of back kitchen to the keepers house. They are dry, and wamred by a hot-water apparatus. The cells are lighted and ventilated by iron grates over the doors, to which there are shutters. Thet are quite secure. The doors and ceilings are both made of iron, and the keeper sleeps overhead. There are guard beds, but there is no bedding.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.67

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.67

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