Much Woolton Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Lancashire

Location   unknown  Much Woolton

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Description

'This is a small octagonal cell, with no house or room attached to it, by the side of the high road. It is almost close to a large duck pond, and though some height above the water, the floor is about two feet below the level of the road, and consequently, the cell is very damp. The rain too comes through the roof, and when I visited it the straw with which the floor was covered, and which is the only bedding, except a broken bench, was quite wet. It is dark, and totally unfit for use ... The cell is 7 feet wide, and 7 1/2 feet high ... There is no provision for warming, and the only ventilation is obtained through a small perforated plate in the door.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.82

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.82

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