Location unknown Ely
Map location in the vicinity
Year opened c1848
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Lock-Up
'This lock up house, which has been constructed within the last 18 months, stands near the entrance to the Shire Hall, and consists of two cells opening into a room used as a public office. The site is unobjectionable. The cells are each 10 feet long, 7 1/2 feet wide, and 16 feet high. The cells are dry and sufficiently lighted, warmed and ventilated. They are also secure ... There is no bedding, but the inspector of police was of opinion that, owing to the provision for warming the cells, bedding was unnecessary. Vagrants are allowed bread and water only, but other prisoners have bread and cheese, and sometimes a little beer. The cells were clean, but one of the night stools was offensive owing to the want of a supply of water.'
Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1850, XXVIII.291), p.221
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