Garstang Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Lancashire

Location   town hall  Garstang

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Town Hall

Description

'This lock up house consists of a single cell under the town hall. It is about 8 feet long, 7 feet broad, and 11 feet high. The door opens into a public thoroughfare. It appears to be tolerably dry, but it is badly lighted and ventilated. It is insecure, and without any provision for warming it.'

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

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  • Garstang Town HallPhoto © Philip Platt (cc-by-sa/2.0)

SOURCES

    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.95
  • Roy's Blog, 'LANCASHIRE. Lock-ups at Burnley, Churchtown, Garstang and Tottington.' (02 April 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/04/lock-ups-at-burnley-churchtown-garstang.html

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