Wisbeach Borough Police Lock Up

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Cambridgeshire

Location   unknown  Wisbech

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   c1839

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Police Station

Description

'The police office or station house is situated in the centre of the town; it comprises a constables office, a charge room, and three substantial lock-ups, with a water-closet attached ... The lock-ups are secure, well ventilated, and free from external communication ... A passage divides these cells; the doors are 3 inches thick, and riveted, with stone lintels, and jams for iron bolts to slide in. Nine persons are the greatest number confined in them at one time, and that upon extraordinary occasions, such as a mart of fair.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Fifth Report (Parl. Papers, 1840, XXV.565), p.84

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SOURCES

    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Fifth Report (Parl. Papers, 1840, XXV.565), p.84
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Ninth Report (Parl. Papers, 1844, XXIX.227), p.32
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Seventeenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1852-53, LII.1), p.15
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Seventh Report (Parl. Papers, 1842, XXI.1), p.177
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Sixteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1851, XXVII.461), p.144

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