Keighley Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Yorkshire

Location   courthouse  Keighley

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Courthouse

Description

'This lock up house consists of three cells under the court-house; the cells are about four feet below the level of the ground ... The cells are each 9 feet long, 7 feet wide, and 7 1/2 feet high ... They open into a passage, and are ventilated by perforated plates in the walls adjoining this passage. The ventilation of the cells us, however, quite insufficient, there being no provision for ventilating the passage. One of the cells is dark and the two others are nearly so; for though there are large glazed windows, these are covered with perforated iron plates with the holes at a great distance from each other ... Each cell is provided with a guard bed, a straw mattress, three blankets, and a rug.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.105

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.105

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