Newcastle Under Lyme Lock Up

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Staffordshire

Location   police station, high street  Newcastle Under Lyme

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Police Station

Remarks   In 1860, according to the Prison Inspector, this lock up was also being used as a prison, with convicted criminals serving sentences of up to 7 days.

Description

'At Newcastle-under-Lyme the police station is an old dwellinghouse, which has been converted for the purpose; there are two day-rooms and three night cells for all classes of prisoners, both male and female. One of the day-rooms in which prisoners under sentence are generally placed, is under-ground and is damp and unwholesome.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Midland District, Twenty-sixth Report (Parl. Papers, 1861, XXIX.45), p.110

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SOURCES

    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Midland District, Twenty-sixth Report (Parl. Papers, 1861, XXIX.45), p.110
  • William White, History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire (2nd edn, Sheffield, 1851), p. 305

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