Macclesfied Borough Lock Up

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Cheshire

Location   Guildhall  Macclesfield

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Town Hall

Descriptions

'These lock-ups were clean and orderly at the time of my visit. There were nine prisoners in custody on various charges, waiting for the examination of the magistrates. The wants of the prisoners with regard to food, firing, and bedding, appear to be properly attended to ... The greatest number of prisoners in the lock-ups at any one time since the 6th December, 1842, was 19.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Eighth Report (Parl. Papers, 1843, XXV. & XXVI.249), p.110

'The lock-ups for the borough of Maccesfield are placed at the back of the Town Hall. They consist of 14 sleeping cells and two day rooms. Sixpence a day is allowed by the Corporation for the maintenance of such prisoners as do not provide themselves while lying here under charge or remand. Tobacco and beer are allowed to be purchased. The usual bedding is provided. At the period of inspection the cells were only partially supplied with beds, and were under the process of lime-washing. There are no privies attached to the building.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Second Report (Parl. Papers, 1837, XXXII.499), p.35

'The lock up for the borough is at the back of the Guild Hall, and consists of two day rooms, and a number of cells.'

Samuel Bagshaw, History, Gazetteer and Directory of the County Palatine of Chester (Sheffield, 1850), p. 216

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SOURCES

    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Eighth Report (Parl. Papers, 1843, XXV. & XXVI.249), p.110
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Second Report (Parl. Papers, 1837, XXXII.499), p.35
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Sixteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1851, XXVII.461), p.41
  • Royal Commission of Inquiry into Municipal Corporations of England and Wales, First Report, Appendix (Parl. Papers, 1835, XXIV.1), p.130
  • Samuel Bagshaw, History, Gazetteer and Directory of the County Palatine of Chester (Sheffield, 1850), p. 216

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