Horwich Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Lancashire

Location   police station  Horwich

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, forming a part of the police station, is tolerably well situated, about the centre of town ... There is but one cell, which is 9 1/2 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 7 1/2 feet high ... It opens into a back kitchen of the keepers house, and is dry, the keeper stated, at all seasons. There is no provision for warming the cell, but as one of the walls is at the back of the chimney to the keepers kitchen, the cell is not cold. The cell is lighted and ventilated by a grating over the door, but both light and ventilation are quite insufficient. The cell is secure. It is provided with a guard-bed, but no bedding; the keeper, however, stated that in cold weather he furnished the prisoners with an old coat.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.77

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.77

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