Cheetham: B Division
Swan Street Lock up.
June 8th 1839 To be let to the WC as a lock up.
Oct 9th 1839 Included in GP and Finance Comm report as to Watch Office Lock-ups surrendered to Sir C. Shaw. However Sir C Shaw decides ‘unsuitable for his purpose and the lease to be let go’. Station closes.
Oct 31st 1844 Made available by Sarah Richardson through agent as a Lock-up ‘built by her late husband to the specification of the Commissioner of Police [pre 1838].
June 21st 1855 To consider suitable premises for [extra] lock-ups in the neighbourhood of Smithfield market.
Aug 16th 1855 An approach was made to the Markets Committee for land on Oak St but offer at £28 p.a. for a 28year lease was turned down.
April 3rd 1856 secured satisfactory site for lock-up in Swan St Shudehill immediately adjoining the old lock-up and agreement with Mr Richardson for lease 28ys at £70p.a. includes 5 cottages and a shop realising a rental of £40p.a. Mr Shortland as clerk of works authorised for alterations to lock-ups at £330.
Aug 7th 1856 Rent of new station £16.6.8d
19th Feb 1857 C.C report details that an Inspector is required for this important station both for their number of prisoners and informations and to supervise the Sgts and PCs and adjoining beats.
March 19th 1857 LUSC approve 5 new cells and alterations to the second storey at Swan Street costing £247.
Dec 5th 1861 Heating apparatus dilapidated condition of fireplace and apparatus to heat prisoners cells and prisoners suffering from cold frequently brought before the fire.
April 12th 1860 Heating apparatus in the cells has been very unsatisfactory and on the last few days had to discontinue its usage.
1863 Slater’s Swan St: 68 Rising Sun
Police Station Wilson. Thomas: Inspector
Dec 27th 1866 CC highlights the 1864 Government Inspector’s report requesting a new station to replace Swan Street and Livesey Street Stations:
Swan Street far to small as most important auxiliary station in the City on the junction of the A and B Divs with 9 cells but only room for 3 or 4 prisoners are small but often 40/50 prisoners there from Saturday afternoon to Monday morning.
1867 Slater’s Inspector Thomas Wilson Police Station N0 70 next to Rising Sun.
Sept 21st 1867 Rents and charges for cottages in the force: Cottage coals and gas 2/6
Oct 17th 1867 Following the death of Sgt Brett in the ‘Fenian Outrage’ the LUSC ordered to make arrangements to secure the stations by:-
Plating the doors in iron, wrought iron bars to windows and fan lights.
29 Sept 1869 HMIC Inspection reveals: 9 cells, 11 rooms for lodging accommodation but only lodging for 3 officers
Oct 14th 1875 Needs £25 repairs and £15 whitewash to make building habitable prior to Newton St opening.
Oct 7th 1880 To let out the lock-up. Lease cancelled and £100 paid to Mrs Oldfield to compensate
Claim for £55 for damage to The Rising Sun due to defective gutters. Agreed £15 to settle.