Ormskirk Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Lancashire

Location   police station  Ormskirk

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Police Station

Description

'This lock-up house consists of two cells which are at some little distance from each other, though they both adjoin the police office. One of these cells opens into a small porch which communicates with a uard which is used as a passage to some houses adjoining the police station. This cell is lighted by a glazed window, guarded on the inside by a perforated iron plate ... This cell is about 11 1/2 feet long, 11 feet wide, and 7 feet high ... It is warmed by an open fire, but the fireplace is guarded by iron bars ... The other cell is a part of the police station and opens into a small office which serves as the constables sitting room ... This cell is 9 feet long, 6 feet wide, and 8 feet high ... There is a hot-air apparatus for the purpose of warming this cell; but the superintendent stated that the apparatus had never acted properly, and that in winter the cell was cold ... Both cells were dry, and are provided with guard beds and rugs for bedding.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.75

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.75

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