Leamington Lock-Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Warwickshire

Location   town hall  Leamington Spa

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Town Hall

Description

'There are two places containing lock up cells in this town; one is under the Town Hall, and the other in a distant part of town. The chief constable has the charge of them; he has apartments at the Town Hall adjoining the lock up cells, and his wife resides on the spot with him ... In addition to the three cells under the Town Hall, there is a day room, a small yard, and a privy, for the uise of the prisoners ... The stock of bedding is good, The cells require whitewashing, which is soon to be done.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Fifth Report (Parl. Papers, 1840, XXV.721), p.127

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Fifth Report (Parl. Papers, 1840, XXV.721), p.127

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