Chipping Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Lancashire

Location   unknown  Chipping

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 an out-house a few yards from the house occupied by the constable who has charge of it. It is situated in a row of old sheep-pens, and appears to have been formerly put to a similar use. It is on the outskirts of the village, and is rented by the county. There is but one cell, which is 9 feet long, 6 feet wide, 6 1/2 feet high, and contains about 350 cubic feet. It has an earthen floor and is very damp. It is very cold, is badly lighted and ventilated, and is insecure. There is a guard-bed, but no bedding.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.73

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.73

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