Wooler Lock Up House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Northumberland

Location   unknown  Wooler

Map location   in the vicinity

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Description

'This lock up house consists of a single cell, on the same construction as that at Belford; and as is the case there, also, there is no provision for warming, the small apertures serving as windows are unglazed, and there is no accommodation for a resident keeper and his wife. I was glad, however, to learn that it is in contemplation to pull down this lock up house, and to build another in which these defects will be remedied. The site is well chosen, and the lock up house appears to be dry. It was also clean. There is a guard bed with loose straw and rugs.'

Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Scotland, Northumberland and Durham, Twelfth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847, XXIX.381), p.131

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SOURCES

    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Scotland, Northumberland and Durham, Twelfth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847, XXIX.381), p.131

ARCHIVES

Archive name: Northumberland Archives

Catalogue ref: Q/A/G

Collection: Northumberland Quarter Sessions

Description: One box of papers survived and should include papers including some relating to Bellingham, Kirkwhelpington, North Sunderland and Wooler Lock-ups, contracts and specifications

Dates: 1841-1854


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