Location unknown Wigton
Map location in the vicinity
Year opened c1847
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Lock-Up
'A new building has been erected at Wigton, containing three cells for prisoners, accommodation for a resident keeper, and a justice room for holding petty sessions. The building is in a low situation, and the plan does not appear to me to be well devised, the cells being so placed that they cannot be superintended from the keepers rooms ... The cells appeared to be dry. They are imperfectly lighted and ventilated by a small pane of glass in a wooden shutter. One cell is nearly dark. The cells are warmed by hot water pipes and are secure. The prisoners have wooden benches to lie on, with rugs for bedding.'
Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.117
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