Burnley Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Lancashire

Location   police station  Burnley

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Police Station

Description

'The police station, of which this lock-up house forms part, was formerly a Methodist Chapel and has been but lately converted to its present use ... The building is about the centre of town ... There are three cells ... The cells are dry and secure, and are warmed by a hot-water apparatus, which appears to work well. Each cell is lighted and ventilated by an iron grate over the door, but neither the lighting nor the ventilation is sufficient. The cells have guard beds, but not bedding.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.70

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.70

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