Kirkby Lonsdale Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Westmorland

Location   old wash house  Kirkby Lonsdale

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Wash house

Description

'This lock up house consists of a single cell, in the underground floor of an old wash house; and the constable who has charge of it said, that is was made for the confinement of refractory paupers. It is quite unfit for use. The cell is about 10 feet long, 8 feet broad, and 8 1/2 feet high. The place is damp. It is lighted by an unglazed opening, to which the public have access, and at which anything can be introduced. There is a stove for warming the cell. The place is not secure. There is no resident keeper. There is a wooden bedstead, with loose straw for bedding. The place was in a slovenly state.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.112

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.112

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