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.
'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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