Haltwhistle Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Northumberland

Location   unknown  Haltwhistle

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 consists of two cells, on the same construction and about the same size as those at Bellingham, and as there also, with unglazed apertures for windows, and without any provision for warming, or accommodation for a resident keeper. The lock up house stands on the slope of a hill outside the village, and the site is tolerably good, The cells were damp, but that was owing apparently to the state of the roof which, I was informed, was about to be repaired. Each cell has a wooden guard-bed. The place was clean.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Scotland, Northumberland and Durham, Twelfth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847, XXIX.381), p.136

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SOURCES

    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.112
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Scotland, Northumberland and Durham, Twelfth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847, XXIX.381), p.136

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