Middleton Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Lancashire

Location   police station  Middleton

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Police Station

Description

'This lock ip house consists of two cells in a cellar of the police station, and is situated about the centre of the village. The building is private property, rented by the county ... [There are two cells] The latter cell is quite dark; but the police sergeant in charge of the lock up house stated that the cell was never used. The other cell is lighted by a grated opening communicating with another cellar which has a glazed window, and is tolerably light. The cells are damp; but they are warmed by an iron stove pipe which passes through them ... There are wooden benches to lie upon; and the keeper stated, that a magistrate, residing in the neighbourhood, had sent him two blankets for the use of the prisoners.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.81

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.81

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