Broughton Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Lancashire

Location   unknown  Broughton

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 is a detached building at the outskirts of the village. The site is unobjectionable, but the building itself is very unsuitable for its purposes. There are two cells, one above the other, but the lower one only is now used. The cell is about 12 feet long, 10 feet broad, and 8 feet high. In wet weather it is damp. There is a small unglazed aperture to admit air and light, but, in fact, the cell is nearly dark ... There is a guard-bed, but no bedding. The place was clean. There was no one in confinement at the time of my visit; and it was stated, that there had not been any one for about a month ... The constable who had charge of the lock-up being from home, I did not see him; but his wife said that the prisoners had the same food as themselves; namely, tea or coffee for breakfast, meat for dinner, and porridge for supper.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.65

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.65

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