Lanchester Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Durham

Location   police station  Lanchester

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Police Station

Description

'A lock up house, containing two cells, each 10 feet long, 6 feet wide, and 10 feet high, has lately been built as part of a county police station and justice room. The site is unobjectionable. Each cell has a small glazed window, looking into a yard belonging to the building. There is a provision for warming and ventilating; but the keeper said that the warming was not very effective. The cells, however, were dry. The roof of the cells is not very secure. Each cell has a guard bed, with rug and loose shavings for bedding ... One of the cells was not clean, and there were cobwebs and writing on the walls.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Scotland, Northumberland and Durham, Eleventh Report (Parl. Papers, 1846, XX.461), p.75

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Scotland, Northumberland and Durham, Eleventh Report (Parl. Papers, 1846, XX.461), p.75

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