Wellington Lock-up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Shropshire

Location   Church Street  Wellington

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   c1837

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Descriptions

'A detached building has been lately erected at the expense of the county. The cost of the building and fittings amounted to about 350l. It contains four cells, each containing a wooden bedstead and a privy: the bedsteads are supplued with straw.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Third Report (Parl. Papers, 1837-38, XXXI.177), p.96

'There is a small lock up on the north-west side of the church yard'

Samuel Bagshaw, History, Gazetteer and Directory of Shropshire (Sheffield, 1851), p. 425

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SOURCES

    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Seventeenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1852, XXIV.1), p.58
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Third Report (Parl. Papers, 1837-38, XXXI.177), p.96
  • Samuel Bagshaw, History, Gazetteer and Directory of Shropshire (Sheffield, 1851), p. 425

ARCHIVES

Archive name: Shropshire Archives

Catalogue ref: XQ/A/6/4/5/5

Collection: Shropshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Memoranda re the Lock-up expenses at Oswestry and Wellington

Dates: 1873-1875


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