Harwood Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Lancashire

Location   police station  Harwood

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Police Station

Description

'This building, which is a police station, is a private house, rented by the county. It stands on the slope of a hill, by the side of the road to Bury. The situation is convenient and unobjectionable. There is only one cell, and this is 13 1/2 feet long, 7 1/2 feet broad and 7 1/4 feet high, and contains, therefore, 700 cubic feet. The door opens into a cellar, and the cell is almost always damp. At the time of my visit, which was in wet weather, it was very damp. The cell is lighted by a glazed window, and warmed by a small stove. It is ventilated by an opening over the door into the adjoining cellar. There is a resident keeper, and the place is secure. There is a guard-bed, but no bedding.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.79

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.79

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