Whittle Le Woods Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Lancashire

Location   unknown  Whittle Le Woods

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock Up, Dwelling House

Description

'This lock-up house is situated on the side of a steep hill. It is under the house occupied by the police constable in charge of it, but is above the level of the road. It opens into a sort of yeard at the back of the keepers house; which yard is open to the road. The lock-up house contains only one cell, which is 8 feet long, 6 feet wide, and 5 1/2 feet high; containing, therefore, about 260 cubic feet. The cell was tolerably dry, but there is no provision for warming it. It is dark and ill-ventilated.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.69

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.69

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