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Stavely Lock Up House

Overview

Location   unknown  Stavely

County   Westmorland

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 9 feet long, 6 feet wide, and 9 feet high. It stands at the outskirts of the village, apart from any other building, and with no accommodation for a resident keeper; nor is there any house within about a furlong. The cell appeared to be dry, but it has no window, though there is a small hole, intended apparently for ventilation. There is no provision for warming. There is a narrow bench, but no bedstead; there was, however, loose straw for bedding. The place was not clean and neat.'
    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.114

Sources

  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.114