Location unknown Belper
Map location in the vicinity
Year opened 1849
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Lock-Up
'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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