Location Aintree race ground Aintree
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened unknown
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Part of grand stand at race track
'This is merely a cellar, under the "grand stand" on the Aintree race-ground, and is used only twice a-year, viz. at the times of the races and steeple-chases in July and March. There is no lock on the door. I did not see any of the police constables stationed at Aintree; but a constable at Bootle informed me that prisoners were never left in this lock up house at night ... The cellar is about 13 feet long, 11 feet broad, and 7 feet high ... When I saw it, it was damp and dirty. There is no provision for warming. It is dark and totally unfit for use.'
Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.85
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