Hereford City Lock Up House and Police Station

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Herefordshire

Location   police station  Hereford

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Police Station

Description

'This lock up contains four cells of the same dimensions as those of the City Prison, namely, 12 feet 6 inches by 7 feet and 8 feet 6 inches high. These are warmed and ventilated in the same manner as those of the gaol which they adjoin, but no bedding is allowed to prisoners, who sleep on guard beds. There is a good charge room, in which the inspector of police sits to receive charges, and adjoining to the police station is the engine house, in which are kept some very powerful engines, for the use of the town and neighbourhood.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Fourteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1849, XXVI.93), p.26

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Fourteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1849, XXVI.93), p.26

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