Haworth Lock Up House



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Nation   England

County   Yorkshire

Location   North Street  Haworth

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock Up


'This lock up house, consisting of two cells, is situated among some small houses, on rather low ground compared with the rest of the village, which is on a steep hill. It belongs to the village. The cells are each 7 1/2 feet square and 10 feet high ... One cell opens into the other, and that into the street. The cells are damp, and there is no provision for warming them. They are lighted and ventilated by iron gratings in the wall, through which persons on the outside can converse with the prisoners. There is no resident keeper, but the cells are secure. In one of the cells there is an iron bedstead, a flock mattress, a quilt, and two sheets. The other cell is unfurnished with bed or bedding. No night stool is provided.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.106

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.106
  • Roy's Blog, 'YORKSHIRE. Lock-ups at Holmfirth, Haworth, Horbury and Hunmanby' (27 March 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/03/lock-ups-at-holmfirth-horbury-and.html
  • Haworth Village website

  • http://www.haworth-village.org.uk/history/history-pics/large.asp?pic=60


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