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
'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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