Location Under the Market Cross, Delamere Street (now next to St John's Primary School), Over
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened c.1832
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Lock-Up
Remarks Cell constructed under the Market Cross.
'a damp, miserable hole, under Market Cross'
Royal Commission of Inquiry into Municipal Corporations of England and Wales, First Report, Appendix (Parl. Papers, 1835, XXIV.1), p. 130
'the prison cell was constructed after the great reform bill of 1832 when it became illegal to use the pillory, and so the prison cell was constructed under the Market Cross (sic).'
'Winsford 2000' published by the Winsford Local History Society
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