Kirkham Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Lancashire

Location   police station  Kirkham

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Police Station

Description

'This lock-up house and police station is private property rented by the county. It is in a convenient situation in the centre of the town. There are three cells ... The cells have boarded floors and appear to be always dry. One cell has a glazed window opening unto a yard belonging to the police station, but the only provision for lighting and ventilating the other cells is two unglazed grating in each, one in the door and one in the upper part of the cell opening into a passage. These two cells are no well lighted. The cells are secure. They are warmed by a stove in one cell, and by the smoke pipe from this stove in the other two. Each cell has a guard bed, but there is no bedding. There was only one night-vessel for the three cells.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.75

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.75

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