Location police station, Bowker's Row Bolton
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened unknown
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Police Station
'The accommodation foe the detention of prisoners, previous to their cases being disposed of by the magistrates, consists of two lock-ups; one situate in Bowkers-row, attached to the police station, and the other in the basement of the town-hall at Little Bolton. They were clean and in good order at the time of my visit ... Bowkers-row ... Male cell: length 16 feet 2 inches, breadth 10 feet, height 10 feet; flag floor; boarded ceiling, with guard bed 9 feet 6 inches by 6 feet 3 inches; wall 1 brick thick; wooden benches round the cell; ventilated with iron grating over the door, 3 feet by 2 feet 8 inches. Female cell: length 11 feet, width 7 feet 9 inches, height 10 feet; guard bed, and benches round as above; ventilated with iron grating over the door, 3 feet by 2 feet 8 inches. Both cells heated by Dr Arnots stoves.'
Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Sixth Report (Parl. Papers, 1841 Session 2, V.1), p.145
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