Location police station Swillbrook
Map location in the vicinity
Year opened unknown
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Police Station
'This lock-up house, containing but one cell and forming part of the police station, is situated at some little distance from the hamlet close to the Lancaster and Kendal Canal ... The cell is 10 feet long, 7 feet wide, and 8 feet high, and contains about 560 cubic feet. It opens into the keepers kitchcn; and there is no provision for warming it than its proximity to the fire that is kept burning in the kitchen. One wall of the cell was damp. This was caused, the keeper stated, by a scullery sink which was placed against the outside of the wall, and which was used for washing. The cell is lighted and ventilated by a small square hole over the door; but both the light and ventilation are very insufficient. The place is tolerably secure. There is a narrow wooden bench in the cell, but no bed. There is no night-stool.'
Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.68
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