Bakewell County Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Derbyshire

Location   unknown  Bakewell

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 also of the same size and construction as that at Wirksworth, and was built at about the same time, that is five years ago. The situation is convenient and unobjectionable. The cells are dry, and they are warmed and ventilated, not however by the apparatus intended for that purpose, which the keeper said had little effect, but by the neighbouring fires and by the open windows. The bedding is sufficient.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1850, XXVIII.291), p.170

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1850, XXVIII.291), p.170

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