Lostwithiel Lock Up

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Cornwall

Location   town hall  Lostwithiel

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Town Hall

Description

'a single room under the town-hall, without an adequate supply of light or air, and quite unfit for the confinement of prisoners. The magistrates use it only as a place for the temporary custody of offenders; but it is much to be regretted that any human being, even for a short period, should be placed in it'

Royal Commission of Inquiry into Municipal Corporations of England and Wales, First Report, Appendices: Part 1 (Parl. Papers, 1835, XXIII.1), p.546

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SOURCES

    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Second Report (Parl. Papers, 1837, XXXII.659), p.46
  • Royal Commission of Inquiry into Municipal Corporations of England and Wales, First Report, Appendices: Part 1 (Parl. Papers, 1835, XXIII.1), p.546

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