Auxiliary Police Station Deansgate

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Lancashire

Location   Deansgate  Manchester

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   1843

Year closed   1892

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Police Station

Remarks   Had been used as a lock up sometime before 1843.

Description

'There are two cells, each 15 feet long, 9 feet broad, and 17 feet high. They appear to be always dry. The windows are unglazed but provided with shutters. There is a provision for warming the cells, and that without danger of fire; the ventilation is sufficient and the cells are secure. The place was in neat order. The number of prisoners is about one per day. The greatest number at any one time last year was nine.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.92

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SOURCES

    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.92

  • http://www.victorianpolicestations.org/deansgate-police-station-and-lock-up-knott-mill.html
  • Mike McCulloch, Victorian Police Stations, 'Deansgate Police Station and Lock up Knott Mill'

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