Location near Bexton Road Knutsford
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened unknown
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Lock-Up
'This new lock up house is in a good situation at the outskirts of the town and near the Court house and prison. It contains three cells, with rooms for a keeper and his wife. The cells are of about the same size as those in Pentonville Prison and are warmed and ventilated in a similar manner [but recurring problems with ventilation described] ... The cells are properly lighted with glazed windows, and appear to be quite secure. There was a proper supply of bedding.'
Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Sixteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1851, XXVII.461), p.44
'A new Lock-up has just been built near the Union House, adjoining which a row of houses have been built for the residence of the turnkeys connected with the House of Correction.'
Samuel Bagshaw, History, Gazetteer and Directory of the County Palatine of Chester (Sheffield, 1850), p. 552
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Archive name: Cheshire Archives and Local Studies
Catalogue ref: CCLe 6/51
Collection: Cheshire City Council
Description: Deeds and papers re Nether Knutsford Lock-up House