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Dalton Lock Up House

Overview

Location   unknown  Dalton

County   Lancashire

Year Opened   unknown

Year Closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

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Description

  • 'This lock-up house consists of a single cell, about 7 feet long, 6 feet wide, and 10 feet high. It stands outside the village, in an inconvenient and low situation. In the winter the cell is damp. There is no provision either for lighting or warming it, but there is a hole for the admission of air. There is a wooden guard-bed, with loose straw for bedding. The place is quite insecure. There is no accommodation for a resident keeper. The cell was in a disorderly condition. The constable stated, that the lock-up house was seldom used; that there had been no one in it for a month; and that, in winter, he never kept a person in during the night.'
    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.65

Sources

  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.65