Location police station South Shields
Map location in the vicinity
Year opened c1845
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Police Station
'A new lock up house, containing six cells, has been built as part of a new police station and justice room. The site appears to be unobjectionable. There is an airing gallery, 30 feet long and 4 feet wide. The cells are each 12 feet long, 6 feet wide, and 9 feet high. Each cell has a glazed window, opening into a yard belonging to the station. There is provision for ventilating the cells; but there is only one cell which there are any means of warming; and in winter the place must be very cold. It is, however, dry and secure. Each cell has a guard bed, but there is no bedding.'
Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Scotland, Northumberland and Durham, Eleventh Report (Parl. Papers, 1846, XX.461), p.77
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