Location workhouse, Sunderland Street Houghton Le Spring
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened unknown
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Workhouse
'This lock up house consists of two small cells near the workhouse, and under the care of the keeper of the workhouse ... There is a provision for warming, but none for lighting, except holes in the doors. The place is tolerably secure, but not very dry. There are guard beds in the cells with mattresses and rugs. Although the cells are detached from the workhouse, the keeper said that he could hear any person in them during the night.'
Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Scotland, Northumberland and Durham, Eleventh Report (Parl. Papers, 1846, XX.461), p.75
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