Aylsham County Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Norfolk

Location   police station, Cromer Road  Aylsham

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   c1847

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Police Station

Descriptions

'A new Police Station was built in 1846, near the Cromer road'

Francis White, History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk (Sheffield, 1854), p. 409

'This lock up house, which is similar in construction with that at North Walsham, contains, like that, two cells, with rooms for the keeper and his wife. It was built about two years ago, and stands outside the town, the situation being unobjectionable. The cells are of about the same size as those at North Walsham, and are lighted and ventilated in the same way. The provision for warming, however, was reported to be much more effective, and sufficient to heat both the cells. The bedding is the same as athat at North Walsham, and as the cells seem to be warm, it may be sufficient.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1850, XXVIII.291), p.45

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SOURCES

    Francis White, History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk (Sheffield, 1854), p. 409
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1850, XXVIII.291), p.45

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