Location police station Ulverston
Map location in the vicinity
Year opened unknown
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Police Station
'This lock-up house consists of three small cells, and forms part of a police station, which, in addition to these cells, contains a constables house. The building is detached and stands in the middle of the town. The site is unobjectionable. The cells are each 6 1/2 feet long, 3 feet broad, and 7 1/2 feet high, and do not, therefore, contain more than 150 cubic feet each. They are dry at all seasons. There are small holes over the door of each cell into a passage, by which a little light and air are admitted. There are holes also at the back of the cells for ventilation. The cells are warmed by a stove in the passage. Each cell has a guard-bed, with rugs for bed-clothing. Though the cells are very small, there would, I think, be no danger to health from confinement in them for very short periods.'
Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.64
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