Location court house, Minshall Street Manchester
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened unknown
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Courthouse
'imperfect accommodation for prisoners while detained in the lock-up attached to the court-house awaiting their trial at the sessions, or at the daily hearing of their cases before the sitting magistrate. On the 3rd of April, the number of prisoners in custody awaiting to have their cases brought before the magistrate amounted to 55 persons, viz., 45 males and 10 females. The confusion and disorder which prevailed among the prisoners in consequence of the defective accommodation was most discreditable.'
Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Eighth Report (Parl. Papers, 1843, XXV. & XXVI.249), p.62
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