Location town hall Durham
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened unknown
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Town Hall
'Heretofore there has not been any lock up house for the borough; but three cells have now been constructed under the town hall on the ground floor. The situation is convenient and unobjectionable. The cells are each 10 feet long, 7 1/2 feet broad, and 8 1/2 feet high. They are dry and sufficiently lighted, and are warmed and properly ventilated. The cell doors open into a passage communicating with the police station, where an officer is constantly on duty. The ceilings of the cells are not at present secure. There is a guard bed in each cell, but there is no bedding.'
Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Fourteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1849, XXVI.167), p.9
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