Mansfield County Lock Up House

Overview

Sources

Comments Print

Overview

Nation   England

County   Nottinghamshire

Location   unknown  Mansfield

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   c1836

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Description

'This lock up house has been built about 13 years. It is private property, but is rented by the county. The site is unobjectionable. There are eleven cells, with accommodation for a resident keeper and his wife ... The cells are in two tiers, one above the other. Those in the lowest tier which have not fire-places (three in number, including a dark cell), and one in this tier even with a fire-place, were reported t be damp in winter and in wet weather; but the cells in the upper tier appeared always to be dry. The cells are lighted by glazed windows, and these windows, which open, serve for ventilation. Four of the cells are warmed by open fires, but the others are not warmed ... The bedding was good and sufficient.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1850, XXVIII.291), p.193

Featured Images

We don’t have any historical or contemporary pictures of this lock-up at present. If you could give us one, or maybe several, we would be delighted! Follow this link to submit an image of this lock-up. For more information on how to photograph lock ups for the purposes of historical research, please see our User Guide.

SOURCES

    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1850, XXVIII.291), p.193

ARCHIVES

Archive name: Nottinghamshire Archives

Catalogue ref: C/QACP/5/4/764

Collection: Nottinghamshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Act for improving etc the town of Mansfield

Dates: 1823


Archive name: Nottinghamshire Archives

Catalogue ref: C/QACP/5/4/763

Collection: Nottinghamshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Letter from JPs for Mansfield Division to Chairman of Quarter Sessions about expense and inconvenience caused by lack of place of security for prisoners at Mansfield

Dates: 1831


Archive name: Nottinghamshire Archives

Catalogue ref: C/QACP/5/4/765

Collection: Nottinghamshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Resolution of Mansfield Select Vestry. Lock-up, Petty Sessions room and constable's house approved if expense borne by county.

Dates: 1834


Archive name: Nottinghamshire Archives

Catalogue ref: C/QACP/5/4/766

Collection: Nottinghamshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Report of committee of JPs about Mansfield prison etc giving note of proposed size

Dates: 1834


Archive name: Nottinghamshire Archives

Catalogue ref: C/QACP/5/4/767

Collection: Nottinghamshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Copy Sessions order: committee of JPs to present plans and estimates to finance committee

Dates: 1834


Archive name: Nottinghamshire Archives

Catalogue ref: C/QACP/5/4/768-771

Collection: Nottinghamshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Minutes of committee giving proposals for consideration, with estimate and draft elevation, and resolution of finance committee accepting proposals

Dates: 1835


Archive name: Nottinghamshire Archives

Catalogue ref: C/QACP/5/4/772-4

Collection: Nottinghamshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Mansfield to send a deputation to Duke of Portland

Dates: 1835


Archive name: Nottinghamshire Archives

Catalogue ref: C/QACP/5/4/775-6

Collection: Nottinghamshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Correspondence with Duke of Portland about proposals for prison

Dates: 1835


Archive name: Nottinghamshire Archives

Catalogue ref: C/QACP/5/3/124

Collection: Nottinghamshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Draft circular to JPs. Nottingham Sessions: Mansfield Prison.

Dates: 1837


Archive name: Nottinghamshire Archives

Catalogue ref: C/QACP/5/4/182

Collection: Nottinghamshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Letter from R. Goulding at Mansfield about prisoners for trial at Liberty Sessions

Dates: 1837


Archive name: Nottinghamshire Archives

Catalogue ref: C/QACP/5/4/575

Collection: Nottinghamshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Correspondence regarding reports of visiting JPs and Prison Inspectors

Dates: 1837


Archive name: Nottinghamshire Archives

Catalogue ref: C/QACP/5/4/781-2

Collection: Nottinghamshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Minutes of JPs of Mansfield prison committee

Dates: 1838


Archive name: Nottinghamshire Archives

Catalogue ref: C/QACP/5/4/350

Collection: Nottinghamshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Letter from R. Goulding at Mansfield about informing prisoners of trial

Dates: 1840


Archive name: Nottinghamshire Archives

Catalogue ref: C/QACP/5/4

Collection: Nottinghamshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Correspondence, reports, minutes and orders including material relating to prison at Mansfield

Dates: 1806-1843


Archive name: Nottinghamshire Archives

Catalogue ref: C/QACP/5/4/763-776

Collection: Nottinghamshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Mansfield Prison, papers regarding proposals for a prison

Dates: 1831-1840


Archive name: Nottinghamshire Archives

Catalogue ref: C/QACP/5/4/784-6

Collection: Nottinghamshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Resolutions of Mansfield Improvement Commissioners, recommending a constable and determining who is to control him and regulate prison

Dates: 1837-1838


Archive name: Nottinghamshire Archives

Catalogue ref: C/QACP/5/4/778

Collection: Nottinghamshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Draft letter about appointment of prison superintendent

Dates: 1837


Archive name: Nottinghamshire Archives

Catalogue ref: C/QACP/5/4/779

Collection: Nottinghamshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Copy Sessions order; appointment of prison superintendent to be moved next Sessions

Dates: 1837


Comments

Is there something you’d like to tell us about this lock-up which doesn’t fit easily into the categories of information above? Perhaps you have a good story about someone who was confined in the lock up. Would you like to start a conversation about the lock-up with others who are also interested in either lock-ups or local history? Or would you like to tell us how you have used the data on this lock-up? Please leave a reply!

Alternatively, if you would like to correct or add to the data in the record, please follow this link. Or, click here if you like to find out more about contributing to this project.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *