Location police station Bromyard
Map location in the vicinity
Year opened unknown
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Police Station
'This building is nearly on the same plan and scale with that at Ledbury, and has, like that at the latter place, two cells, and slender accommodation for a superintendent and his family. The cells measure 8 feet 11 inches, by 7 feet 4 inches. A stove is placed in the passage between the two cells, the pipe from which passes along the top of the partition wall. This arrangement is so far from producing the desired effect, that the fire, continued for the whole day, scarcely produces any sensible effect upon the temperature of the cells, as the air that is heated by the tube passes at once out of two gratings places at the upper part of each cell. The cells are, in consequence, extremely cold in winter, being paved with stone, and very ill lighted. As prisoners are sometimes detained here five or six, or even eight days, on remains, this objection must be admitted to have no small weight.'
Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Fourteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1849, XXVI.93), p.27
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