Attercliffe Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Yorkshire

Location   police station  Attercliffe

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Police Station

Description

'This lock up house consists of two small cells in the yard of the police station on the outskirts of the village. It is under the jurisdiction of the magistrates of Sheffield. The cells are 7 feet long, 4 feet wide, and 7 feet high, ... They open into the yard, and are close to some pigsties. They are dry, but there is no provision for warming them. They are lighted by a hole in the door, and are ventilated by this hole and a small perforated iron plate over the door. The ventilation is insufficient. There is a wooden bench to lie on, and loose straw for bedding. Neither of the cells was clean, and one of them had a quantity of rubbish in it.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.104

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.104

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