Felton Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Northumberland

Location   unknown  Felton

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   c1844

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Description

'A new lock up house has been built at Felton, consisting of two cells, with two rooms for the keeper. The cells are each 12 feet long, 7 feet wide, and 9 feet high, and each has a small window looking into a back yard. The building was completed more than a year ago; but it is nstill damp. No regular keeper has yet been appointed, owing, I was informed, to the county having decline to pay the salary of one, and to the parish being unwilling to pay the cost of a constable who might also act as keeper. In the mean while a woman in the neighbourhood has charge of the keys; and the place is used occasionally for the confinement of persons for a short time before they are sent to Morpeth.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Scotland, Northumberland and Durham, Tenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1845, XXIV.399), p.64

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Scotland, Northumberland and Durham, Tenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1845, XXIV.399), p.64

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