Knutsford Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Cheshire

Location   Market Place  Knutsford

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Descriptions

'This lock up house is in the middle of the town. It belongs to the Lord of the manor, but appears to be under the jurisdiction of the county magistrates. There are two small cells, and they open into a covered area used as a market-house, They are ill lighted and very ill ventilated. One of them is damp, and without any provision for warming it. The place is very unfit for use, and is incapable of being rendered fit. A persons health might be seriously injured by confinement in it, and the ends of justice might be entirely defeated by communication with the outside.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.97

'The old Lock-up and Market House are situate at the north-east corner of the market place.'

Samuel Bagshaw, History, Gazetteer and Directory of the County Palatine of Chester (Sheffield, 1850), p. 552

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SOURCES

    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.97
  • Samuel Bagshaw, History, Gazetteer and Directory of the County Palatine of Chester (Sheffield, 1850), p. 552

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