Aintree Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Lancashire

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

Description

'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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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.85

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