Huddersfield Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Yorkshire

Location   unknown  Huddersfield

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   c1831

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Description

'This lock up house has been built about 16 years. It is in a central situation, and the site seems to be unobjectiomable. There are six cells ... The cells form a building of two stories, standing in a yard, with the keepers house on one side; the house being about 10 feet from the cells. The cells are dry, and are lighted by small glazed windows. There is, however, no provision for warming them. Each cell has a small hole for ventilation. The cells appear to be tolerably secure. They were clean, but not so the prisoners confined in them. Although it was Monday morning when I made my inspection, and the prisoners had been in since Saturday night, they had not washed themselves. Each cell has a guard bed, with a straw mattress and rugs.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.100

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SOURCES

    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.100

ARCHIVES

Archive name: West Yorkshire Archive Service, Kirklees

Catalogue ref: DD/RE/C/3/1, DD/RE/C/15/19

Collection: Ramsden family papers

Description: Includes correspondence regarding land for the new Gaol at Huddersfield, 1844 and 1845

Dates: 1844-1845


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