Ipswich Borough Police Lock Ups

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Suffolk

Location   police station  Ipswich

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   c1841

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Police Station

Description

'The former lock-up occupied by the police has been discontinued, and a new station for the police, with three lock-ups, has been formed in the basement of the Town Hall ... The floors of the cells are brick, their roofs the wooden flooring of the Town Hall above. They are imperfectly ventilated. The conveniences having no vent or drain to carry off the soil, cannot fail of being most offensive. The cells are lighted by windows, looking directly into a yard, which is the common thoroughfare to an adjoining public house; and to prevent communication, the police are obliged to close them, and thus impede that circulation of air in which they are so deficient. I consider these lock-ups to be very deficient, and regret that the municipal authorities should have been so ill advised as to construct them in so inconvenient a situation.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Seventh Report (Parl. Papers, 1842, XXI.1), p.164

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SOURCES

    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Eleventh Report (Parl. Papers, 1846, XXI.483), p.24
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1850, XXVIII.291), p.85
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Ninth Report (Parl. Papers, 1844, XXIX.227), p.50
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Seventh Report (Parl. Papers, 1842, XXI.1), p.164
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Sixteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1851, XXVII.461), p.59

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