North Shields Lock-Up House

Overview

Sources

Comments Print

Overview

Nation   England

County   Northumberland

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

Description

'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

Featured Images

We don’t have any historical or contemporary pictures of this lock-up at present. If you could give us one, or maybe several, we would be delighted! Follow this link to submit an image of this lock-up. For more information on how to photograph lock ups for the purposes of historical research, please see our User Guide.

SOURCES

    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Fourteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1849, XXVI.167), p.11
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Scotland, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1850, XXVIII.793), p.75
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Scotland, Northumberland and Durham, Eleventh Report (Parl. Papers, 1846, XX.461), p.78
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Scotland, Seventeenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1852-53, LII.265), p.90
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Scotland, Sixteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1851, XXVII.837), p.80

Comments

Is there something you’d like to tell us about this lock-up which doesn’t fit easily into the categories of information above? Perhaps you have a good story about someone who was confined in the lock up. Would you like to start a conversation about the lock-up with others who are also interested in either lock-ups or local history? Or would you like to tell us how you have used the data on this lock-up? Please leave a reply!

Alternatively, if you would like to correct or add to the data in the record, please follow this link. Or, click here if you like to find out more about contributing to this project.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *