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
'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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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