Gaywood Parish Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Norfolk

Location   unknown  Gaywood

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Description

'This lock up house which is used both for county and parish prisoners, consists of a single cell, about 11 feet long, 9 feet broad, and 9 feet high. It appears to be dry, but the window is unglazed, and there is no provision for warming it. It is insecure. The constable who has chief care of it said he dared not put any person in it who was under a serious charge. There is no accommodation for a resident keeper, and people on the outside can supply the prisoners with spirituous liquors and other forbidden articles. In cold weather a prisoners health might be endangered by confinement here ... The bedding consists of loose straw in a wooden stand. There was no night convenience.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1850, XXVIII.291), p.33

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1850, XXVIII.291), p.33

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