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
'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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