Darlington Lock-Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Durham

Location   police station  Darlington

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   c1848

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Police Station

Description

'This is a new lock up house, consisting of four cells, and forming part of a new police station. The site is unobjectionable. The building belongs to the county, and is under the jurisdiction of the county magistrates. The cells are each 11 1/2 feet long, 5 3/4 broad and 10 feet high. The cell doors open into a passage communicating with the police office, and the windows, which are glazed, look into a yard to which the public have not access. The cells are dry and well ventilated, but the stove for warming them I was told does not work well. There is no provision for lighting the cells at night ... There is a proper supply of bedding ... The cells were in a slovenly state, and there was a good deal of writing on the walls.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Fourteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1849, XXVI.167), p.10

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Fourteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1849, XXVI.167), p.10

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