Location police station, town hall North Shields
Map location in the vicinity
Year opened c1845
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Police Station, Town Hall
'A new lock up house, of five cells, has been built, forming part of a new town hall and police office. The building stands on a good site... Four of the cells have each a galzed window, looking into the yard belonging to the town hall; but the window of the fifth cell, which, however is but little used, is not glazed, and it has no shutter. All the cells except this are warmed by fires, closed in with grated fenders, as in lunatic asylums. Each cell has a water-closet. Ther eis also a guard bed in every cell, but there is no bedding. The prison is secure. The walls of one of the cells had been much written upon.'
Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Scotland, Northumberland and Durham, Eleventh Report (Parl. Papers, 1846, XX.461), p.78
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