Lixcard Lock Up House



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Nation   England

County   Cheshire

Location   unknown  Liscard

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   c1847

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up


'This building has not long been erected. It is tolerably well situated, being central, as regards the neighbouring villages. There are eight cells. There are all underground, but there being a drain 10 feet below the foundation, they are tolerably dry. The building belongs to the county. The cells are 11 feet long, 6 feet wide, and 9 feet high ... They open into passages. The cells are lighted by glazed iron windows, one pane in each of which the prisoner can open. Several of the cells, however, are nearly dark. The open panes, and some small grates over the doors, are the only means of ventilation, and these are insufficient. The only provision for warming is a large stove in the passage which, however, can have very little effect on many of the cells. There is a resident keeper ... The cells are provided with iron bedsteads, and loose straw for bedding ... There are no night vessels.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.96

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.96


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