Location South Molton Gaol, East Street South Molton
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened unknown
Year closed 1894
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Lock Up, Police Station
'This is a very inconvenient building, closely contiguous to the gaol. It comprises a room for taking charges, and two cells built of wood, lined with sheet iron; exceedingly cold and damp, situate in a yard so ill drained that water lies upon the stones. There are no means of warming the cells, which, from this deficiency, as well as from the dampness of the locality, cannot be used without danger to the health of persons confined in them. Their close contiguity too would enable persons confined in them to converse freely...'
Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Sixteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1851, XXVII.669), p.144
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