Lytham Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Lancashire

Location   police station  Lytham

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Police Station

Description

'This lock-up house and police station is in the main street of the town, and on a good site. It is private property rented by the county. There is a resident constable. There is only one cell. It is 9 feet long, 5 feet broad, and 7 feet high, and contains, therefore, about 300 cubic feet. The cell appears to be always dry, but it is badly lighted and ventilated. There is no other provision indeed for light and ventilation than a small opening in the cell door through which food is handed in. The cell is not warmed, but it is secure. There are two broad shelves one above the other, like berths in the cabid of a ship, for the prisoners to lie on; but there are no rugs or other bed-clothes.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.74

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.74

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