Location police station Chorley
Map location in the vicinity
Year opened unknown
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Police Station
'This lock-up house forms part of the police station, and which has been only recently erected, is tolerably well situated at about the centre of the town. It belongs to the county, and contains two cells, each 12 feet long, 7 1/2 feet wide and 9 feet high. The cells open into a passage adjoining the police constables room. They are dry and are warmed by a flue which passes by the side of each cell and is enclosed in the wall. The cells are lighted by small glazed windows looking into an inclosed and roofed yard, but this light is insufficient. They are ventilated by grates in the doors ... Each cell is provided with a guard bed and a blanket.'
Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.69
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