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Burton In Kendal Lock Up House

Overview

Location   unknown  Burton In Kendal

County   Westmorland

Year Opened   unknown

Year Closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

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Description

  • 'This lock up house is a small detached building, at the outskirts of the village. There is only one cell, and this is about 7 feet square, and 8 feet high. The cell was dry, and it was said to be so at all seasons. It is imperfectly lighted and ventilated by small holes, perforated in an iron plate over the door. There is no provision for warming it, and only loose straw for bedding. There is no accommodation for a resident officer, and the place is consequently insecure. The parish constable, who has charge of the cell, said, that about 18 month ago, the door was forced open by a number of railway labourers, and two prisoners liberated. The cell door opens direct in the road.'
    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.112

Sources

  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.112