Barnsley Lock Up House



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Nation   England

County   Yorkshire

Location   unknown  Barnsley

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up


'This is a new building. It is only about two months since the cells were finished, and men are still at work on some part of the building. The situation is central and unobjectionable. The building belongs to the county. It contains five cells for prisoners, and a house for the keeper, and was built from plans supplied by Colonel Jebb ... [4 cells, 1 for females and 3 for males] The cells open into a passage. They are damp at present, but a fire is kept in the apparatus for warming them, and the keeper stated that they were now much dryer than they were a month ago. They are loghted by glazed iron windows, which do no open. The hot-air apparatus for warming them appears to work very well. The cells are ventilated by means of a perforated iron plate in each, placed near the ground. The ventilation is, however, imperfect ... Each cell is furnished with an iron bedstead, a straw mattress, two rugs, and two blankets. There is likewise a night stool and wash-hand basin in every cell.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.102

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.102


Archive name: West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield

Catalogue ref: QD3/537-540

Collection: West Riding Quarter Sessions

Description: Volume of plans and elevations a number of Lock-up houses, incorporating Petty Sessions rooms. With a volume of plans and elevations of Barnsley Lock-up and Court House.

Dates: c.1850s


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