Appleby Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Westmorland

Location   town hall  Appleby

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Town Hall

Description

'This lock up house consists of a single small cell, under the town hall, upon the ground floor. It is dry at all seasons, but there is no provision for warming or lighting it; it is badly ventilated, and quite insecure. There is no resident keeper. There is a wooden guard bed, but no bed clothes; it was stated, however, that straw and bed rugs were given when required. No list is kept of the prisoners, and the cell is chiefly used, I was told, for drunken people.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.115

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.115

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