Ashbourn County Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Derbyshire

Location   unknown  Ashbourne

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   c1844

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Description

'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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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1850, XXVIII.291), p.165

ARCHIVES

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


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