Ludham Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Norfolk

Location   unknown  Ludham

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Dwelling House

Description

'It appears that this lock up house is a private house rented by the superintendent of the county police in this district. It is in the middle of the village, and the site is unobjectionable; but the place which is used for prisoners, and which I was informed had been constructed at the expense of the superintendent, is very unfit for purpose. It is a small cell below ground, which was formerly a caller, and is approached by a light of steps outside the house. In winter the place must be damp, and there is no privision for warming it; but it did not feel cold. The only provision for light and ventilation is some apertures in the door. The place is not secure, and some time ago a prisoner made his escape from it ... The bedding is sufficient. There is no night convenience.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1850, XXVIII.291), p.44

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1850, XXVIII.291), p.44

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