Macclesfield County Lock Up

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Cheshire

Location   police station, King Edward Street  Macclesfield

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Police Station

Descriptions

'These lock-ups were clean; there were several prisoners waiting for examination before the magistrates. The prisoners are provided with sufficient food, firing, and bedding ... The greatest number of prisoners in the lock-ups at one time was 23, during the riots in August 1842'

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

'At this County Divsional Police-office there are six cells and two day-rooms for prisoners under examination ... Sixpence a-day is allowed for the prisoners maintenance; they have bread and water. The county furnishes coals, but candles if required are paid for by the prisoners. The cells and day-rooms clean.'

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

'The County Police Office ... is situated in King Edward-street. There is a court-room ... and there are six cells and two day rooms for the confinement of prisoners.'

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

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

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