Leyland Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Lancashire

Location   police station  Leyland

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Police Station

Description

'This lock-up house is fomed of a cellar in the police station, and is very damp. It is situated about the centre of town, and is private property rented by the county. There is only one cell which is 12 feet long, 11 feet wide, and 7 feet high, containing about 850 cubic feet. The cell is very insecure on account of the door and door-case being out of repair and of there being an opening large enough to admit a mans body, in the roof of the passage into which the cell-door opens, and which communicates directly with the street. The cell is lighted by a glazed window (guarded by iron bars) which looks into the street, and would admit of persons of the outside communicating with the prisoners. There is no provision for warming the cell, and it is very cold ... The cell is provided with a guard bed, but there is no bedding.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.69

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.69

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