Brighouse Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Yorkshire

Location   unknown  Brighouse

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Description

'This lock up house, containing two cells, is a detached building at some little distance from the town, close by the side of a hill, the wall at the back resting against the earth, which causes the cells to be damp. It was erected by subscription and belongs to the town. The cells are each 10 1/2 feet long, 6 1/2 feet wide, and 11 1/2 feet high ... There is a passage between the cells, and the cell doors open into it. The cells are nearly dark and the ventilation is quite insufficient; the only provision for either light or ventilation, being a small grated opening in a wall of each cell. This opening communicates with the street, so that persons on the outside can converse with the prisoners ... There is no provision for warming, and the cells are cold. There is no resident keeper ... There are guard beds and loose straw for bedding.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.101

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.101

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