South Shields Lock-Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Durham

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

Description

'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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SOURCES

    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Fourteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1849, XXVI.167), p.10
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Scotland, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1850, XXVIII.793), p.71
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Scotland, Northumberland and Durham, Eleventh Report (Parl. Papers, 1846, XX.461), p.77
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Scotland, Seventeenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1852-53, LII.265), p.85
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Scotland, Sixteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1851, XXVII.837), p.73

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