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Shipley Lock Up House

Overview

Location   unknown  Shipley

County   Yorkshire

Year Opened   unknown

Year Closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Further information can be found at
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Description

  • 'This building is near the middle of the town, and the site is unobjectionable. The building was put up by subscription. There are two cells with a room above for the keeper to live in; the cells are 8 feet long, 7 1/2 feet broad and 8 feet high ... The doors open into a passage which communicates with a small yard, accessible to the public. The cells are dry. They are lighted and ventilated by unglazed gratings over the doors, and there is a similar grating over the door at the end of the pasage. There is no provision for warming the cells. The cells are tolerably secure ... There is a wooden frame in each cell, with loose straw and rugs for bedding. There is not a proper provision of night vessels.'
    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.110

Sources

  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.110