Stockport County Lock Up

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Overview

Alternative Names   County New Bailey Lock Up; New Bailey Prison

Nation   England

County   Cheshire

Location   Mill Lane  Stockport

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock Up

Descriptions

'This prison consists of a house for the keeper, 9 sleeping rooms, 2 day rooms, and 2 cells below ground for the accommodation of prisoners ... Privies in each day-room. In the sleeping-rooms the bedsteads are iron and the bedding a straw palliasse, 2 blankets and a rug; an additional blanket in winter. The cells below ground have standing bed-places of wood, on an inclined plane, with a straw litter and rug for bedding. These cells are alloted to prisoners under charge or felony and to vagrants. They are not proper places of confinement. The keeper is allowed 6d a head per day for providing the prisoners with food. Bread and water is the only allowance. Coals are allowed by the county. The prisoners are occasionally so disorderly as to compel him to place them in irons ... The prison clean. Tobacco-smoking is permitted. Prisoners remain here while under examination. Night-charges and disorderlies from the town are also lodged here.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Second Report (Parl. Papers, 1837, XXXII.499), p.37

'lock-up house, built by subscription; under admirable regulation and management'

Royal Commission of Inquiry into Municipal Corporations of England and Wales, First Report, Appendix (Parl. Papers, 1835, XXIV.1), p. 130

'County New Bailey Lock Up is a brick building in Mill lane, provided with twelve cells'

Samuel Bagshaw, History, Gazetteer and Directory of the County Palatine of Chester (Sheffield, 1850), p. 275

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SOURCES

    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Fourth Report (Parl. Papers, 1839, XXII.1), p.26
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Second Report (Parl. Papers, 1837, XXXII.499), p.37
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Sixth Report (Parl. Papers, 1841 Session 2, V.1), p.29
  • Royal Commission of Inquiry into Municipal Corporations of England and Wales, First Report, Appendix (Parl. Papers, 1835, XXIV.1), p. 130
  • Samuel Bagshaw, History, Gazetteer and Directory of the County Palatine of Chester (Sheffield, 1850), p. 275

ARCHIVES

Archive name: Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: CJP 20/10/1

Collection: Cheshire Constabulary

Description: Cheshire Constabulary - headquarters and general, Stockport Division. Includes Gaol book (1836-1840) and town thieves books (1879-1928). Gives details of physical description and previous convictions, with photograph (1836-1840).

Dates: 1836-1840, 1879-1928


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