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 The history of Durham Prison

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Image 1. Map of Durham showing the location of the old and new prisons.

Map from 1824 annotated to show the positions of the old and new prisons.

 

Image 2. Photograph of a reconstructed prison cell. (Courtesy of Durham Heritage Centre.)

Photograph of a reconstructed prison cell.

Image 3. Extracts from the Gentleman's Magazine, 1805 containing Neild's description of old Durham Gaol.

Extracts from the Gentleman's Magazine, 1805 containing Neild's description of old Durham Gaol.Extracts from the Gentleman's Magazine, 1805 containing Neild's description of old Durham Gaol.

Image 4. The diet of Durham prisoners in the 19th century.

Extract from the Prison Rules of 1865 showing a typical diet for prisoners.

 

Image 5. An escape form used by HM Prison Durham. (Courtesy of HM Prison Durham and John Cavanagh.)

Escape form used by HM Prison Durham.

 

Image 6. Photograph of the entrance to the Bridewell, now a bar.

Photograph of the entrance to the Bridewell, now a bar.

Image 7. Photograph of Durham Prison. (Courtesy of John Cavanagh)

Photograph of Durham Prison.

 

Image 8. Cover of the Rules for the Governance of Durham Gaol, 1819

Cover of the Rules for the Governance of Durham Gaol, 1819.

 

Image 9. Chains used in Newgate prison during the 19th century.

Chains used in Newgate prison in the 19th century.

 

Image 10. Scene depicting an execution by Rowlandson.

Scene depicting an execution by Rowlandson.

 

Image 11. Engraving of Durham Assize Court

Engraving of Durham Assize Court.

 

Image 12. Photograph of a house with a balcony that stands opposite Durham Assize Court. (Courtesy of John Cavanagh.)

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