Bath Central Lock Up House and Police Station

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Somerset

Location   police station, near town hall and market  Bath

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Police Station

Description

'This building is situate near the Town Hall, from which is is separated by a portion of the market; another part of the same market bounding it on the other side and behind. It is extremely confined in extent, and from the contiguity of the market will not admit of any enlargement. It contains six cells, three of which on the ground floor are alone used for the ordinary confinement of prisoners ... The cells on the ground floor are extremely close and ill ventilated, and at the time of my inspection were in a very dirty condition; a circumstance which is scarcely avoidable, as they must be continually occupied.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1850, XXVIII.579), p.74

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  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1850, XXVIII.579), p.74
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Seventeenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1852, XXIV.1), p.90

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