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Bootle Lock Up House

Overview

Location   unknown  Bootle

County   Lancashire

Year Opened   unknown

Year Closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

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Description

  • 'This is a small detached building, containing two cells, opening into a small porch. It is situated at some distance from the police station, about the centre of the town. It belongs to the township, but is under the jurisdiction of the county. The cells are each 9 feet long, 6 1/2 feet wide, and 7 feet high ... In wet weather they are damp. They are warmed by open fires, from which, however, there is no danger. The cells are lighted, to some extent, by small grated openings in the walls, but are nearly dark. These openings, and the chimneys, are the only means of ventilation; and they are quite insufficient ... The cells are furnished with wooden benches to lie on, but no bedding.'
    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.84

Sources

  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.84