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Wakefield House Of Correction

Hob Uid: 1145731
Location :
Wakefield
Wakefield
Wakefield
Grid Ref : SE3250020400
Summary : In his will in 1594 George Savile left money to endow a House of Correction in Wakefield and in the following year this was founded. By 1770 it was rebuilt. This date appears on a site plan of 1843 and a reset datestone in the present HMP Wakefield confirms this date. John Carr was commissioned to carry out the work. The prison was an H-plan block of two or three storeys. There was probably a separate block to the south which contained the governor's accommodation and a committee room. Probably by 1786 and 1800, further cells were added. Plans from the 1810s show a large chapel block attached to the north side of the early prison. By 1838 a new washhouse and hospital had been added. The new prison was built to the north of the early prison and only a small stone building, fomerly part of the stable/coach house, beside the current workshop 13 and part of an old perimeter wall survive.
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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Horsfall Turner J. 1904. The Annals of Wakefield House of Correction, Bingley
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Built by 1838.
Monument End Date : 1838
Monument Start Date :
Monument Type : House Of Correction, Wash House, Hospital
Evidence : Demolished Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Built by 1810.
Monument End Date : 1810
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Monument Type : House Of Correction, Chapel
Evidence : Demolished Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Added by 1800.
Monument End Date : 1800
Monument Start Date :
Monument Type : House Of Correction, Cell Block
Evidence : Demolished Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Added by 1786.
Monument End Date : 1786
Monument Start Date :
Monument Type : House Of Correction, Cell Block
Evidence : Demolished Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Built in 1595.
Monument End Date : 1595
Monument Start Date : 1595
Monument Type : House Of Correction
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Rebuilt in 1770.
Monument End Date : 1770
Monument Start Date : 1770
Monument Type : House Of Correction, Cell Block, Prison Governors House, Boundary, Wall, Stable, Coach House
Evidence : Demolished Building, Structure, Extant Building

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External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 93777
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 32 SW 72
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1139197
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : RCHME: PRISONS PROJECT
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-01-01
End Date : 1998-12-01