Location Manchester Town Hall, King Street Manchester
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened 1822
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Town Hall
Remarks First inspected by the Prison Inspector in 1840 as part of a group of five lock ups connected to police stations in Manchester.
'This lock up was clean and orderly at the time of my visit. The accommodation for prisoners is very defective. The rooms, being in the basement, are dark and deficient in ventilation; they are, however, dry and capable of being improved in these respects. I should strongly recommend that some better accommodation be provided for the superior classes of prisoners of both sexes, who not unfrequently are detained here for one night, or even two when apprehended on a Saturday.'
Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Tenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1845, XXIV.1), p.136
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