Location police station Royton
Map location in the vicinity
Year opened unknown
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Police Station
'This lock up house, consisting of a cellar in the police station, is situated on the ouskirts of the town. It is private property, rented by the county. There are two cells: one of which is 12 feet long, 7 1/2 feet wide, and 7 1/2 feet high ... The other is 12 feet long, 6 feet wide, and 7 1/2 feet high ... The cells are damp. They are warmed by an iron stove pipe which passes through them. They are lighted and ventilated, each by a grated opening over the door, but the light and ventilation are quite sufficient. There is a resident keeper, and the cells are tolerably secure. There are benches to lie on, and rugs for bedding ... The only night vessel is a tub.'
Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.81
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