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Year opened unknown
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Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Lock-Up
'This is a small detached building, containing one cell, about the centre of the village, but badly situated (the keeper stated) as regards the distribution of inhabitants in the township ... The cell is 6 feet square, and 7 feet high ... It opens into the road, and is very damp. The roof is made of a porous kind of stone, and, being nearly flat, the rain soaks through. The only provision for light and ventilation is some holes, about an inch in diameter, in the door; and through these, persons on the outside can communicate with the prisoners. There is no resident keeper, and the cell is insecure. There is no provision for warming. There is a stone bench to lie on, and loose straw for bedding.'
Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.83
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