Marsden Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Lancashire

Location   police station  Marsden

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, forming part of the police station, has been but lately constructed and is still unfurnished, there being no bench, bedstead or night-stool. It is situated on the outskirts of the village ... There is but one cell, and it is 10 1/2 feet long, 7 1/2 feet wide, and 9 feet high; and contains about 700 cubic feet. The cell is dry, and tolerably ventilated, but it is badly lighted, and there is no provision for warming it. By means of two holes in the wall, persons on the outside could supply the prisoners with spirits and instruments of escape.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.71

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.71

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