Fishwick Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Lancashire

Location   unknown  Fishwick

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Description

'It is built on sandy foundation, and is very near to a large reservoir belonging to a cotton factory. The building is private property, rented by the county. There is but one cell. It is 6 feet long, 5 feet wide, and 6 1/2 feet high, and opens into a passage leading to the house in which the constable resides, and of which it may, in some respects, be considered as forming part. The cell is lighted by a small iron grating, to which there is a shutter, which the prisoner may open or close at pleasure. There is no provision for warming the cell, and the keeper stated that in wet weather it was damp. The cell is tolerably secure ... The keeper is allowed sixpence per day for each prisoner for food, He stated that he gave them the same kind of food that he had himself, viz, tea or coffee and bread for breakfast and supper, and meat and potatoes generally for dinner.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.66

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.66

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