Ambleside Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Westmorland

Location   courthouse  Ambleside

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Courthouse

Description

'The present lock up house is a single cell, very unfit for use, and is about to be abandoned ... The cell at present in use was dry at the time of my visit, but is damp, I was told, in the winter. It has an unglazed window, has no provision for warming, and is insecure. There is, moreover, no resident keeper ... [The old cell forms] part of a building in the middle of the village, a portion of which is to beused for the County Court.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.114

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.114

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