Location police station Kirkdale
Map location in the vicinity
Year opened c1844
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Police Station
'This police station and lock up house was buolt about three years ago, by the county, and its situation is unobjectionable. There are four cells, each 10 feet long, 6 1/2 feet wide, and 9 1/2 feet high ... The cells open into passages, and are lighted by glazed iron windows, which the prisoners can open and shut. The windows are guarded by bars. The cells are wamed by a hot-water apparatus, which seems ill-constructed. One of the two fires employed in heating the water has so bad a draught, that ... the water never boiled, and was frequently not even hot ... The cells are well ventilated by the windows before mentioned, and by perforated iron plates in the ceilings, communicating with flues ... There is a guard bed and a bench in each cell. At present, there is no bedding; but the keeper stated that some was about to be procured.'
Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.84
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