Exeter City Prison Cells

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Devon

Location   Beneath the Rougemont Hotel, Queen Street,  Exeter

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   Unknown

Year closed   1853

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Prison

Description

'[The Rougement Hotel] was constructed over the remains of the original city prison which had previously transferred here when the old Southgate prison had closed. Some basement cells still survive and until recently old manacles still hung on the walls. The prison inmates were moved to the new County Jail in New North Road. This was built in 1853 with a magnificent entranceway. We managed a glimpse of this from Northernhay Gardens. '

Exeter Local History Society, 'Architecture Above the Eyeline in Central Exeter: A Guided Tour by Malcolm Grigorey'

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SOURCES

    Exeter Local History Society, 'Architecture Above the Eyeline in Central Exeter: A Guided Tour by Malcolm Grigorey', 10 July 2015

  • https://www.exeterlocalhistorysociety.co.uk/details-of-talks-walks-2012-2016/2015-07-10-central-exeter/

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