Bolton County Police Cells

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Lancashire

Location   old town hall, county police station, Old Hall Street  Little Bolton

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Police Station

Description

'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 ... Little Bolton: Six cells; length 8 feet 1 inch, width 6 feet, height 8 feet 3 inches; guard beds inside each cell; ventilated with iron grating over each door, 2 feet 4 inches by 1 foot 2 inches. All the cells heated by one of Dr Arnots large stoves, which stands in the centre of the lobby that divides the cells.'

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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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Sixth Report (Parl. Papers, 1841 Session 2, V.1), p.145
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.80

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