Location police station, Theatre Street North Walsham
Map location in the vicinity
Year opened c1846
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Police Station
'In 1846, a Police Station was built in Theatre Street'
Francis White, History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk (Sheffield, 1854), p. 551
'This lock-up house was built about three years ago, and consists of two cells, with rooms for a keeper and his wife. It stands in a convenient situation, but there is an iron-foundry close by, and the keeper complained of the smoke from the foundry making it almost impossible to keep the place clean ... The place appears to be always dry, but there is no provision for warming one of the cells, and the provision (if it were intended as such) in the other is insufficient. The constable in charge of the place, however, said that the prisoners never complained of the cold, even in winter. The cells are lighted by galzed windows, and the ventilation is quite sufficient ... The bedding in each cell consists of a horse-hair mattress and a single rug, which is not sufficient.'
Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1850, XXVIII.291), p.44
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