Location police station Darlington
Map location in the vicinity
Year opened c1848
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Police Station
'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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