Brighton Town Lock Up

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Sussex

Location   town hall  Brighton

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Town Hall

Description: Brighton Town Hall exterior. Built 1830-32. 19th and 20th century alterations, including rebuilding of clock tower in c.1982.

Photo by: Photo © Paul Gillett (cc-by-sa/2.0)

SOURCES

    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Home District, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1851, XXVII.1), p.12

ARCHIVES

Archive name: East Sussex Record Office

Catalogue ref: AMS 6432/1/6

Collection:

Description: Brighton Improvement Commissioners. Letter from Thomas West, Brighton Union Bank, High Constable, regarding the poor state of the ‘Black Hole’ [the town prison, Brighton]

Dates: 1827


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