Skircoat Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Yorkshire

Location   unknown  Woodhouse

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, though called Skircoat lock up house, is at Woodhouse, at some distance from Skircoat. It is in charge of the constable residing at King Cross. It is a detached building built on the side of a hill. The rain comes through the roof, and it is very damp, dark and dirty, and totally unfit for use.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.102

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.102

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