Jordan Street Lock Up House



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Nation   England

County   Lancashire

Location   Jordan Street  Liverpool

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   c1820

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up


'This lock ip house was built for its present purpose, but is quite unfit for a place of confinement. It consists of cellars under the rooms occupied by the keeper. There are three cells ... This last [cell] is called "the dungeon" and it only used, the keeper stated, to put very refractory prisoners in for a short time, till they become calmer. It is dark and very damp. The other cells are kept tolerably dry by means of large open fires, which have guards before them. The two larger cells are lighted, one by two glazed windows, and the other by one glazed window; and these windows the prisoners can open or shut. The cell with two windows is tolerably light, the other nearly dark ... The only ventilation is what is obtained by the windows and the chimneys, and is insufficient. The only provision for night vessels is loose buckets. There are wooden benches to lie on, and the keeper has a bed and blankets for the prisoners to use in case of illness.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.86

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.86
  • Royal Commission of Inquiry into Municipal Corporations of England and Wales, First Report, Appendices: Part 4 (Parl. Papers, 1835, XXV.1), p.2716


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