Silsden Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Yorkshire

Location   unknown  Silsden

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Description

'This lock up house is a detached building about the centre of the town. It was built by subscription about nine years ago and belongs to the town. There is but one cell; it is 7 feet long, 6 1/2 feet wide, and 8 feet high ... It opens into a small porch. The floor is damp, and there is no provision for warming. The porch is lighted by a hole over the door, and the cell is lighted by a hole in the wall next the porch. It is nearly dark, and the ventilation is quite insufficient ... There is a guard bed, and loose straw for bedding.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.105

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.105

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