Belper County Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Derbyshire

Location   unknown  Belper

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   1849

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Description

'This is a new building, which has been occupied only a month, and which is not yet quite complete. It consists of four cells, with rooms for a resident keeper and his wife. The situation is convenient and unobjectionable, but the cells are built so near the street that I should fear that people there will be able to talk to the prisoners, and thereby sometimes to defeat the ends of justice ... The cells are each 11 1/2 feet long, 7 feet wide, and 8 1/2 feet high. They are secure, are lighted by glazed windows, and there is an apparatus for warming and ventilating them ... The bedding is not yet provided.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1850, XXVIII.291), p.166

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1850, XXVIII.291), p.166

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