Location Market Place Chester
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened c1840
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Lock-Up
Remarks It is unclear from the Prison Inspectorate Reports whether multiple lock ups were inspected and where these were located in Chester. Only one lock up was described in any detail, the first inspected by Prison Inspectors in 1840 which had been recently constructed in market place almost contiguous to town hall.
'these temporary places of detention were not fit for the reception of prisoners, inasmuch as they were deficient in light and ventilation, and without any provision for the supply of artificial heat to the prisoners during the winter season.'
Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Eighth Report (Parl. Papers, 1843, XXV. & XXVI.249), p.109
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