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
Remarks Converted into a luxury B&B
'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