Wakefield Police Lock Up

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Yorkshire

Location   King Street, police station  Wakefield

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   1829

Year closed   c1870

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Police Station

Remarks   The lock up in King Street attached to the police station opened in 1829 at the same time as the closure of Wakefield Town Gaol in George Street (ID 662). The Wakefield Historical Appreciation Society suggests the lock up closed in 1870 when the police station moved to Tammy Hall, Gill Street.

Description

'This lock-up consists of two cells. They were tolerably clean, and contained [6 male prisoners] ... A vagrant house is contained within the precinct, which was remarkably clean and neat.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Eighth Report (Parl. Papers, 1843, XXV. & XXVI.249), p.170

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Eighth Report (Parl. Papers, 1843, XXV. & XXVI.249), p.170
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1850, XXVIII.291), p.79
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Sixteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1851, XXVII.461), p.84
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Tenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1845, XXIV.1), p.32
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Fourteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1849, XXVI.167), p.65
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.99
  • J.W. Walker, Wakefield: Its History and People (2nd edn., Wakefield, West Yorkshire Print Co., 1939), volume 2, p. 473.

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