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Spilsby Parish Lock Up House

Overview

Location   unknown  Spilsby

County   Lincolnshire

Year Opened   c1846

Year Closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

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Description

  • 'There are two cells, one opening into the other cell, and the latter on to the street. The keeper said that they were tolerably dry, except when the wind beats in at the windows, These windows are not glazed, but they have shutters. In one of the cells there is an open grate, but there is no provision for warming the other. The ventilation is sufficient, but the place is not secure. The ceiling is not strong; instruments for escape might be handed in at the windows, and, what is yet worse, there is no accommodation for a resident keeper ... The bedding was sufficient, but in one of the cells there was no night convenience.'
    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1850, XXVIII.291), p.132

Sources

  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1850, XXVIII.291), p.132