Longridge Lock Up House



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Nation   England

County   Lancashire

Location   police station  Longridge

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Police Station


'This lock-up house, containing but one cell, and forming part of the police station, is situated at the outskirts of the village, at some distance from the stone quarries ... The building is private property and rented by the county. The cell is 9 1/2 feet long, 5 1/2 feet wide and 7 feet long, and contains about 360 cubic feet. It opens into a sort of back kitchen to the keepers house, and its floor (which is earthen) is rather lower than the ground at the back of the house, though on a level with the street in front, The cell was tolerably dry at the time of my visit, and the keeper stated that it was so in wet weather. It is secure, but nearly dark, and the ventilation is quite sufficient; the only provision for lighting and ventilating being a small grating in the door. There is no provision for warming the cell, but, being near the keepers kitchen where a fire is always kept, it is not cold ... There is a guard-bed, but no bedding.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.73

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.73


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