West Houghton Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Lancashire

Location   police station  Westhoughton

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Police Station

Description

'This lock-up house, forming part of the police station, is tolerably well situated, about the centre of town ... There is but one cell, which is 9 feet long, 6 feet wide, and 8 feet high ...has a grated opening over the door, but is nearly dark. The cell is warmed by an open fire, without a guard. There is no other provision for ventilating the cell than the grated opening before mentioned and the chimney to the fire place. The ventilation is insufficient. One of the walls of the cell was very damp ... The cell has a wooden ceiling, and is not therefore secure. There is a guard-bed, but no bedding.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.77

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.77

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