Location police station Lancaster
Map location in the vicinity
Year opened c1849
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Police Station
'The new lock up house, forming part of the police station and house for the chief constable, contains three cells ... The cells are in a separate building at the end of the police yard, but the chief constable said he could hear from his house the slightest noise in the cells .. One of the cells is not used, as it contains the warming apparatus, the steam from which renders the floor damp. The other two cells are dry, properly warmed and ventilated and apparently secure; they are lighted by small unglazed windows ... There is a kind of guard bed in each cell, with rugs for bedding, but the supply of rugs was scarcely sufficient.'
Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1850, XXVIII.291), p.240
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