Poulton Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Lancashire

Location   police station  Poulton

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, which is private property, rented by the county, is at the outskirts of the town in a convenient situation. It forms part of the police station, at which a constable resides. There are two cells ... The cells have boarded floors, and appear to be always dry. They are lighted and ventilated, though imperfectly, by unglazed gratings over the doors, and they are warmed by a stove in this passage. The cells have lately been made secure. Each cell has a guard-bed. No bed-clothes are provded, but the keeper stated that he generally lent the prisoner some of his own.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.74

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.74

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