Beccles Borough Lock Ups

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Suffolk

Location   police station  Beccles

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   c1841

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Police Station

Remarks   The lock up inspected in 1841 could be different (with a different location) from that inspected in 1851.

Description

'A neat and convenient station house with two cells, fitted with water-closets, has been erected, and superseded the practice of sending prisoners to the House of Correction before examination.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Seventh Report (Parl. Papers, 1842, XXI.1), p.162

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SOURCES

    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Seventeenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1852-53, LII.1), p.89
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Seventh Report (Parl. Papers, 1842, XXI.1), p.162

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2 Comments

    • Rosalind Crone

      Yes, it is. The source information we had for this lock-up did not give us any precise location details. So we have pinned the lock-up to the official centre of the town, as Google Maps defines it. We have put ‘in the vicinity’ next to the location information in the details to signal this (as opposed to ‘exact or closely approximate). If you happen to have any location information for this lock-up, we would be very grateful for it. Then we can place the pin correctly.

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