Location courthouse Dewsbury
Map location in the vicinity
Year opened c1847
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Courthouse
'This is a new lock up house, consisting of eight cells, and forming part of the ground floor of a building, containing a court room and accommodation for a resident keeper. The building is at the outskirts of the town, and the site is unobjectionable ... The cells are dry. They are lighted by glazed windows looking into a yard belonging to the lock up house, and are warmed and ventilated by Hadens apparatus, on a similar plan, apparently, to Pentonville Prison. The air in the only cell that was occupied at the time of my visit was close, but the prisoner who occupied it had not washed himself since his admission, two days before; and this might in part account for the impurity of the air. The fittings in some of the cells were not complete.'
Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.100
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