Lock Up, Oldham Road

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Lancashire

Location   Oldham Road  Manchester

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   1838

Year closed   1854

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock Up, Police Station

Description

'Lock up, Oldham Road. This lock-up is sufficienrly commodious in point of size, but the cells are scarecely habitable, from the almost intolerable smell which arises from the corporation having selected a space of ground at the back of the station for the deposit of all the filthy matters which are collected from the streets, and heaped together within a few feet of the cells: this nuisance cannot be too soon removed. The cells were clean. I recommend their being lighted with gas.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Tenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1845, XXIV.1), p.136

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Tenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1845, XXIV.1), p.136

  • http://www.victorianpolicestations.org/oldham-road-police-station---new-cross.html
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.91
  • Mike McCulloch, Victorian Police Stations, 'Oldham Road Police Station New Cross'

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