Wirksworth County Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Derbyshire

Location   North End (at entrance to village)  Wirksworth

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   1842

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type  

Remarks   Converted into a luxury B&B

Description

'This lock up house, which was built about six years ago, stands in a good and convenient situation at the entrance to the village. There are four cells with a small airing yard (which, however, is not secure) and rooms for a resident keeper and his wife. The cells are each 10 feet long, 6 1/2 feet wide, and 8 feet high. They are dry, lighted by glazed windows, and are properly warmed and ventilated. They are also secure. In each cell there is a hammock with a proper supply of bedding.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1850, XXVIII.291), p.164

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  • ExteriorPhoto © Christine Johnstone (cc-by-sa/2.0)

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    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1850, XXVIII.291), p.164

  • http://www.theoldlockup.co.uk

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