Location unknown Horncastle
Map location in the vicinity
Year opened 1846
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Lock-Up
'This lock up house was buolt about three years ago, on a plan approved of by the Secretary of State. It stands at the outskirts of the town, and the site is unobjectionable. There are two cells, rooms for a keeper and his wife, and a yard, which is partly used as an airing ground for the prisoners. The cells are dry, and appear to be sufficiently warmed and ventilated, and are lighted by glazed windos. They are each 9 feet long, 6 feet wide, and 11 feet high, and contain therefore about 600 cubic feet. There is a proper supply of bedding, but night vessels were wanting. The place was clean, and in good order.'
Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1850, XXVIII.291), p.132
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