Burnley Lock-Up (Fleet Street)



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Nation   England

County   Lancashire

Location   Unknown building in Fleet Street,  Burnley

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   Unknown

Year closed   c.1817

Century of Operation   1700-1799, 1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   Unknown whether building survives. Superseded by new lock-up at The Swan after 1817 (see separate listing)


'one of the buildings in Fleet Street served as Burnley's lock-up, or gaol. This was in the years at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th Centuries and it appears that it was very uncomfortable being subterranean and very indifferently heated. It was also very small and after a riot in 1817, when prisoners escaped, it was decided to build a new lock-up near by.'

Burnley Express, 'A Little Corner, A Bit of Tripe'

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    Burnley Express, 'A Little Corner, A Bit of Tripe'

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