East Stonehouse Lock Up

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Devon

Location   workhouse, Clarence Place  East Stonehouse

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Workhouse

Description

'The cells, consisting of two only, are very confined, and so arranged as not to prevent communication between the prisoners; female prisoners cannot with propriety be lodged in them, consequently the constables are often compelled to keep persons in custody at their own houses ... built on part of the site of the workhouse by the guardians of the parish, and that the expense of erection was paid by them ... For temporary public accommodation, a wall has been lately built which cuts off the pervious internal communication between that part of the workhouse used for the paupers, and the prison, to which prison there is now an entrance from the public road.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Sixth Report (Parl. Papers, 1841 Session 2, V.177), p.171

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Sixth Report (Parl. Papers, 1841 Session 2, V.177), p.171
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Tenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1845, XXIV.207), p.148

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