Location unknown Keswick
Map location in the vicinity
Year opened unknown
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Lock-Up
'This lock up house is a detached building in the middle of the town. The site is unobjectionable on the score of health, but it is inconveniently distant from the town hall. There are two cells, each 10 feet long, 6 feet wide, and 8 feet high ... The cell doors open into a small passage which communicates with the street. The cells appear to be dry at all seasons of the year, but they are quite dark. There are, however, holes for the admission of air. There is no provision for warming. There is no accommodation for a resident keeper, and the place is therefore not secure. Moreover, prisoners in the different cells can talk to each other, and talk to people in the street. In one cell there is a stone bench, with loose straw for bedding; but there is nothing of the kind in the other cell.'
Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.116
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