Stamford Borough Police Lock-up

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Lincolnshire

Location   Market Place  Stamford

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Description

'There are two small lock-ups and station houses used by the police; one is situated in the Market-place, the other in St Martins. The lock up in the Market-place consists of two cells and a room for the police. The cell for males is 11 ft 6 in by 8 ft and 9 ft 10 in high; the one for females is 10 ft 6 in by 8 ft and 9 ft 10 in high; they are all on the ground floor. The cell appropriated for male prisoners is dark, wanting in ventilation, and most offensive, from its vicinity to a sewer, and I consider it most unfit for the confinement of human beings, however temporary their detention.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Fifth Report (Parl. Papers, 1840, XXV.565), p.50

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Fifth Report (Parl. Papers, 1840, XXV.565), p.50
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Ninth Report (Parl. Papers, 1844, XXIX.227), p.92
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Seventh Report (Parl. Papers, 1842, XXI.1), p.129

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