Rotherham County Lock Ups



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Nation   England

County   Yorkshire

Location   courthouse  Rotherham

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Courthouse


'These lock-ups are attached to the sessions-house, and are used for the detention of prisoners while waiting their trial at the Midsummer sessions for the West Riding, holden in this town. They consist of five cells, three in the basement for males, and two on the upper floor for females ... These cells were in a very unclean state, the straw not having been remobved which had been brought for the prisoners to lie upon months previous at the sessions.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Seventh Report (Parl. Papers, 1842, XXI.1), p.41

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Seventh Report (Parl. Papers, 1842, XXI.1), p.41
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.104


Archive name: Rotherham Archives & Local Studies

Catalogue ref: 213-C/88/4


Description: Agreement for the use by the Borough Justices of the West Riding Lock-up or strongroom at Rotherham, for the accommodation of Borough prisoners

Dates: 1882

Archive name: Sheffield City Archives

Catalogue ref: SY/546/C4/10

Collection: Rotherham Police

Description: Photographic register of criminals

Dates: 1882-1902


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