Location unknown Walton
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Year opened unknown
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Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Lock-Up
'This is a small circular detached building about the centre of the village. It belongs to the township, but is sometimes in the charge of the county police. There is but one cell, which is circular, 10 feet in diameter, and about 11 feet high ... It opens into the road, and in wet weather is very damp. There is no provision for warming it. The cell is lighted and ventilated by two small grated openings in the wall, about 8 feet from the ground; but both the light and ventilation are insufficient. There is no resident keeper, but the cell is tolerably secure ... There are narrow benches to lie on, but there is no bedding.'
Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.85
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