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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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
Archive name: Sheffield City Archives
Catalogue ref: SY/546/C4/10
Collection: Rotherham Police
Description: Photographic register of criminals