Darwen Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Lancashire

Location   unknown  Darwen

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, containing but one cell, is situated about the centre of the town, with an open court at the back. The cell is 8 feet square, and 8 feet high, and contains, therefore, about 500 cubic feet. It opens into a small yard at the back of the keepers house, which is separated from an open court by a low wall ... The cell is dry. It is lighted only by a small grating in the door, and is consequently nearly dark. There is no provision for warming, and the ventilation is quite insufficient. There is a guard-bed, but no bedding. The keeper stated that he had been stationed at this lock-up house only about four months and that during that time 4 persons had been confined in it; that there had never been more than one at a time'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.67

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.67

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