Location police station, Eastgate Sleaford
Map location in the vicinity
Year opened 1845
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Police Station
'This lock up house was buolt about five years ago. It stands at the outskirts of the town, in a tolerably good situation; though I think it would be more convenient if it had been built nearer the middle of the town. There are four cells, of about the same size of those at Pentonville, and lighted, warmed, and ventilated in a similar manner. From what was stated, however, it appeared that the plan of ventilation did not act well ... The cells form part of a police station, containing rooms for the superintendent and his wife, who act as keepers of the lock up house. The cells appeared to be quite dry, and to be toleraby secure ... The bedding is sufficient.'
Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Sixteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1851, XXVII.461), p.118
'The County Police Station and Lock-up form a neat building, in Eastgate, erected in 1845, at a cost of about £1000. Mr George Sharpe is the Superintendent Constable.'
William White, History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire (Sheffield, 1856), p. 433
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