Location town hall (or Guildhall, High Street) Newport
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened unknown
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Town Hall
'Under the town hall are two cells, in which prisoners are placed previous to their examination, or when remanded by the county magistrates ... Both cells are bad in construction, and in the worst condition, being dirty, out of repair and neglected. There is a bedstead of wood in each cell, but no bedding. No allowance is made to the constable for straw, which he supplies to the prisoners himself, and also lends them a blanket.'
Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Fifth Report (Parl. Papers, 1840, XXV.721), p.109
'a lock-up-house, in which prisoners are confined prior to commitment to the county gaol'
Royal Commission of Inquiry into Municipal Corporations of England and Wales, First Report, Appendices: Part 3 (Parl. Papers, 1835, XXIV.1), p.1962
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