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Police Station in Cavendish Street

Overview

Location   Cavendish Street  Manchester

County   Lancashire

Year Opened   1831

Year Closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Remarks   The Prison Inspector claimed this lock up had been previously inspected. Possibly one of the four lock ups inspected in 1840 (ID 486)

Further information can be found at
https://www.prisonhistory.org/lockup/police-station-in-cavendish-street/

Description

  • 'There are three cells. They are warmed, are always dry, and are sufficiently ventilated, but are not well lighted. They are below the level of the ground, but are, in other respects, tolerably well adapted for their purposes. There does not appear to be any danger to health from confinement in these cells. The place was in neat order. The average number of prisoners is now about three per day ... The greatest number at any one time last year was 19.'
    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.92

Sources

  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain IV. Northern District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.361), p.92
    http://www.victorianpolicestations.org/cavendish-st-town-hall---chorlton-on-medlock.html
  • Mike McCulloch, Victorian Police Stations, 'Cavendish Street PS Town Hall - Chorlton on Medlock'