Shipley Lock Up House



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Nation   England

County   Yorkshire

Location   unknown  Shipley

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up


'This building is near the middle of the town, and the site is unobjectionable. The building was put up by subscription. There are two cells with a room above for the keeper to live in; the cells are 8 feet long, 7 1/2 feet broad and 8 feet high ... The doors open into a passage which communicates with a small yard, accessible to the public. The cells are dry. They are lighted and ventilated by unglazed gratings over the doors, and there is a similar grating over the door at the end of the pasage. There is no provision for warming the cells. The cells are tolerably secure ... There is a wooden frame in each cell, with loose straw and rugs for bedding. There is not a proper provision of night vessels.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.110

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.110


Archive name: West Yorkshire Archive Service, Bradford

Catalogue ref: BMT/SH 3/2

Collection: Records of Shipley Commissioners of Police

Description: Includes minutes (1854-1857), letter book (1854-1862), prisoners book (1854-1857)

Dates: 1854-1862


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