South Molton Lock Up House and Police Station

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Devon

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

Description

'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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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Sixteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1851, XXVII.669), p.144

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