Lancaster Borough Lock Ups

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Lancashire

Location   unknown  Lancaster

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Town Hall

Remarks   From the limited information in the Prison Inspector's report, this could be several lock ups.

Descriptions

'These lock-ups were clean at the time of my visit, but the walls of one of the cells had been disfigured by a violent prisoner, and required whitewashing.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Eighth Report (Parl. Papers, 1843, XXV. & XXVI.249), p.96

'...consists of two rooms under the Town Hall. They are on the ground-floor, and level with the street ... The rooms are dry. They are warmed by open fires; but at present there are no guards to these fires ... One room has a glazed window opening on the street. In the other room light and air are admitted through some small unglazed apertures. There is no accommodation for a resident officer ... Each cell has a kind of guard-bed, but there is no bed-clothing. It was stated that beds were once provided, but that the prisoners used to set fire to them.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.63

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SOURCES

    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Eighth Report (Parl. Papers, 1843, XXV. & XXVI.249), p.96
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.63

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