Kingston Upon Hull Police Lock-Ups

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Yorkshire

Location   Blanket Row  Kingston Upon Hull

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Police Station

Remarks   Inspector's Report for 1837 also mentions another lock up house in Hull, but does not give any details about it.

Descriptions

'The principal station of the police and lock up is in Blanket-row; it consists of two cells, dark and ill ventilated, and wholly unfit for such purpose, besides being exposed to accident from fire. The superintendent of police states: I have no means of separating the prisoners, which is often of that utmost consequence, as tending to defeat the ends of justice. I have experienced considerable inconvenience from this deficiency in the execution of my duty. The prisoners on the Monday mornings generally average 20, and have amounted to 40".'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Fifth Report (Parl. Papers, 1840, XXV.565), p.67

'There are two station-houses with lock-ups, in situations conveniently apart from each other. The principal lock-up, in Blanket-row, is very imperfectly fitted, wanting in convenience, and neither secure nor fire-proof.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern, Third Report (Parl. Papers, 1837-38, XXXI.1), p.104

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SOURCES

    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Fifth Report (Parl. Papers, 1840, XXV.565), p.67
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Ninth Report (Parl. Papers, 1844, XXIX.227), p.106
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Seventh Report (Parl. Papers, 1842, XXI.1), p.34
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern, Third Report (Parl. Papers, 1837-38, XXXI.1), p.104
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Fourteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1849, XXVI.167), p.50

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