Bradninch Borough Gaol

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Overview

Alternative Names   Broadninch Prison, Borough and Liberty of Bradninch, Common Gaol and House of Correction

Prison Type   Local Prison -  Common Gaol & House of Correction/Bridewell

Jurisdiction   Franchise / Municipality

Date opened   1666 [1835]

Date closed   1866

Location   Guildhall, Fore Street   Bradninch

Map location   exact or closely approximate

County   Devon

Critical Remarks

The Gaol built in 1835 was most likely located on the same site as the previous gaol, built in 1666.

Prison Info

Alternative Names   Broadninch Prison, Borough and Liberty of Bradninch, Common Gaol and House of Correction

Prison Type   Local Prison

Jurisdiction   Franchise / Municipality

Date opened   1666 [1835]

Date closed   1866

Location   Guildhall, Fore Street   Bradninch

Map location   exact or closely approximate
Lat.   50.827678  Long.   -3.423236

County   Devon

Critical Remarks

The Gaol built in 1835 was most likely located on the same site as the previous gaol, built in 1666.

Prisoner Statistics

 

Year 1818

Annual Committed   -   0

Daily Greatest number   -   0

 

Year 1828

Annual Committed   -   5

Daily Census   -   5

 

Year 1832

Annual Committed   -   4

Daily Greatest number   -   2

 

Year 1838

Annual Confined   -   1

Daily Census   -   2

 

Year 1843

Annual Confined   -   5

Daily Census   -   1

 

Year 1848

Annual Confined   -   1

Daily Daily average   -   0

 

Year 1853

Annual Confined   -   9

Daily Daily average   -   0

 

Year 1858

Annual Committed   -   4

Daily Daily average   -   0

 

Year 1863

Annual Committed   -   8

Daily Greatest number   -   2

Principal Primary Sources

  • Account of Gaols, Houses of Correction or Penitentiaries in the United Kingdom, 1818 (Parl. Papers, 1819, XVII.371), p.10
  • Eighth Report of the Committee of the Society for the Improvement of Prison Discipline and for the Reformation of Juvenile Offenders (London, 1832), Appendix, p.10
  • Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (1829, XIX.401), p.35
  • Return of Places of Confinement Outside Gaol Acts in England and Wales (Parl. Papers, 1833, XXVIII.425), p.23
  • Royal Commission of Inquiry into Municipal Corporations of England and Wales, First Report, Appendices: Part 1 (Parl. Papers, 1835, XXIII.1), p.458
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Ninth Report (Parl. Papers, 1844, XXIX.391), p.119; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Eleventh Report (Parl. Papers, 1846, XXI.565), p.104; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Twelfth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXV.1), p.108; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Thirteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXVI.133), p.78; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Fourteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1849, XXVI.93), p.53; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Sixteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1851, XXVII.669), p.141; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Eighteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1852-53, LII.113), p.49; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Twentieth Report (Parl. Papers, 1854-55, XXVI.1), p.84; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Southern District, Twenty-third Report (Parl. Papers, 1857-58, XXIX.69), p.24; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Southern District, Twenty-fifth Report (Parl. Papers, 1860, XXXV.153), p.18; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Southern District, Twenty-ninth Report (Parl. Papers, 1864, XXVI.1), p.28; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Southern District, Thirtieth Report (Parl. Papers, 1865, XXIII.1), p.74; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Southern District, Thirty-first Report (Parl. Papers, 1866, XXXVII.1), p.64

Additional Primary Sources

  • William White, History, Gazetteer and Directory of Devonshire (Sheffield, 1850), p. 283

Secondary Sources

  • http://bradninch-tc.gov.uk/index.php/bradninch-history/52-historic-buildings

Prisoners

Archive name: Devon Heritage Centre

Catalogue ref: 1978A/6/1

Collection: Bradninch Town Trust, gaolĀ 

Description: Register of prisoners in Bradninch Gaol

Dates: 1852-1865


Land & Buildings

Archive name: Devon Heritage Centre

Catalogue ref: 2175Q

Collection: Devon and Cornwall Police Authority

Description: Lease for Bradninch Lock-up

Dates: 1871


Archive name: Devon Heritage Centre

Catalogue ref: 74B/AB/4

Collection: Bradninch Corporation

Description: Plans and elevations of the Lock-up and scullery at the Town Hall

Dates: 1870-1871