Location unknown Idle
Map location in the vicinity
Year opened unknown
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Lock-Up
'This building is at the end of the town, on a convenient and unobjectionable site. I was told it belonged to the Lord of the Manor. There are two cells, each 10 feet long, 4 1/2 feet wide, and 8 feet high ... The doors open into a passage which communicates with the street. There is no accommodation for a resident keeper. The cells are dark; there is no provision for warming them; they are ill ventilated, and, as there is no resident keeper, they are insecure. People on the outside can talk to prisoners, but cannot supply them with anything ... A broad bench, with loose straw, is the only provision for bedding, and there are not proper night vessels.'
Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.110
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