Catalogue description Newcastle City Gaol and House of Correction

This record is held by Tyne and Wear Archives

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Title: Newcastle City Gaol and House of Correction

Gaol records

Date: 1742 - 1878
Related material:

See Newcastle Common Council minutes, 1815 - 1823 for details of the building of the Gaol.


For plans of the Gaol, 1823-1925, including John Dobson's original plans, see D/NCP/16/2.

Held by: Tyne and Wear Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Newcastle Ciy Gaol and House of Correction

Physical description: 6 SERIES
Immediate source of acquisition:

Accession 183 (part), 595 (part), 3580

Administrative / biographical background:

The Gaol and House of Correction was built in 1823 in Carliol Square to replace the old gaol in Newgate. The new gaol was to accommodate not only debtors and felons of both sexes but also function as a House of Correction and Sessions Prison. Following the Prisons Act, 1877 the Government took over responsibility for all prisons, and so few prison records after this date are held locally. The prison closed in 1925 and was subsequently demolished to make way for Telephone House.

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