Haslingdon Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Lancashire

Location   police station  Haslingden

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Police Station

Description

'This lock-up house is in a rather low situation, about the centre of town. The cells, two in number, are built below the level of the street, and are approached by steps leading down to them from the yard of the police station of which this lock-up house forms a part. It has been built about four years, and belongs to the county. There are two cells, each 9 feet long, 7 feet wide, and 9 feet high, and containing, therefore, about 570 cubic feet. The cells are dry, and are warmed by means of an iron smoke-flue which passes through them. They are lighted and ventilated by iron grates over the doors; but the ventilation is insufficient. The cells are tolerably secure. They are provided with gaurd beds, but there is no bedding. The keeper stated, that he was allowed 4d per meal for each prisoner; that they had two meals per day and that their food was bread and milk.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.68

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.68

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