Kendal Lock Up Houses

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Westmorland

Location   police station  Kendal

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Police Station

Description

'The lock up house at Kendal, which is chiefly used, consists of two cells, on the ground floor of the police office, which is in the middle of the town. One of the cells is 13 feet long, 6 1/2 feet broad, and 7 feet high; and the other cell is 9 feet long, 6 1/2 feet broad and 7 feet high. They appear to be always dry. The only provision for light and ventilation are some small holes perforated in the doors. There is no means of warming the cells, and they are not very secure, though the superintendent of police resides in the building.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.113

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SOURCES

    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.113
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Scotland, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1850, XXVIII.793), p.79

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