Eccleston Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Lancashire

Location   police station  Eccleston

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Police Station

Description

'This lock up forms part of the county police station, and is about a quarter of a mile from the village. The site is unobjectionable, but the building is private property. There is only one cell. It is 7 1/2 feet long, 6 feet broad, and 7 1/2 feet high. It is sufficiently lighted and ventilated, but in wet weather it is damp, and there is no provision for warming it; and although there is a resident keeper, the cell is not very secure. There is a guard bed with loose straw for prisoners to lie on.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.95

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.95

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