Location unknown Ashbourne
Map location in the vicinity
Year opened c1844
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Lock-Up
'This lock up house is on the same construction as that at Wirksworth and has the same number of cells. It was built five years ago. The place is now dry, though the keeper said that till lately it was damp. The cells, like those at Wirksworth, are lighted by glazed windows, and are properly warmed and ventilated. They are also secure. The airing yard, however, is not secure, and some time ago a prisoner made his escape from it ... There is a sufficient supply of bedding.'
Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1850, XXVIII.291), p.165
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Archive name: Derbyshire Record Office
Catalogue ref: D2200/C/1/1-2
Collection: Derbyshire County Council
Description: County Architect's plans of public buildings, including Lock-ups at Ashbourne, Bolsover, Burton-on-Trent, Matlock Bridge, Tideswell, and Buxton
Dates: Late 19th century