Royton Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Lancashire

Location   police station  Royton

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, 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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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.81

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