Durham County Police Cells

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Durham

Location   county prison, Old Elvet  Durham

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Prison

Description

'Connected with the county prison. ... The two cells still in use [three originally] are very unfit for purpose. They are very ill lighted and very ill ventilated, and have no provision for warming them. They are, moreover, so far removed from the house of the officer in charge of them, that this officer could not hear a prisoner if help was wanted.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Fourteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1849, XXVI.167), p.9

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Fourteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1849, XXVI.167), p.9

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