Blackrod Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Lancashire

Location   unknown  Blackrod

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Dwelling House

Description

'This lock-up house forms the ground floor of a small detached building, about the centre of the town. The upper rooms of the house (which are inhabited by persons unconnected with the police) are approached by an outside staircase, and there is no connexion between them and the lock-up house ... contains two cells, opening into a small passage. There are, however, no doors to the cells; so that two prisoners could not be kept separate. One of the cells is 9 feet long, 6 feet wide, and 8 1/2 feet high ... The other is 9 feet long, 6 1/2 feet wide, and 8 1/2 feet high ... The cells are lighted and ventilated each by a narrow grated opening in the wall; but the ventolation is insufficent. There is no provision for warming; and, in winter, the cells must be very cold ... One of the cells is furnished with a guard-bed, the other with a narrow wooden bench; but there is no bedding.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.77

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.77

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