Gosport County House of Correction

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Overview

Alternative Names   Gosport Bridewell, Gosport County Bridewell

Prison Type   Local Prison -  House of Correction/Bridewell, Lock Up

Jurisdiction   County

Date opened   pre 1800

Date closed   [1859]

Location   South Street   Gosport

Map location   exact or closely approximate

County   Hampshire

Critical Remarks

By 1859, in use as a police station.

Prison Info

Alternative Names   Gosport Bridewell, Gosport County Bridewell

Prison Type   Local Prison

Jurisdiction   County

Date opened   pre 1800

Date closed   [1859]

Location   South Street   Gosport

Map location   exact or closely approximate
Lat.   50.794292  Long.   -1.121358

County   Hampshire

Critical Remarks

By 1859, in use as a police station.

Prisoner Statistics

 

Year 1818

Annual Committed   -   573

Daily Greatest number   -   45

 

Year 1824

Annual Committed   -   285

Daily Census   -   23

 

Year 1828

Annual Committed   -   261

Daily Census   -   27

 

Year 1833

Annual Committed   -   532

Daily Census   -   37

 

Year 1838

Annual Confined   -   343

Daily Census   -   24

 

Year 1843

Annual Confined   -   299

Daily Census   -   23

 

Year 1848

Annual Confined   -   574

Daily Daily average   -   34

Principal Primary Sources

  • James Neild, The State of the Prisons of England, Scotland and Wales (London, 1812), p.251
  • Account of Gaols, Houses of Correction or Penitentiaries in the United Kingdom, 1818 (Parl. Papers, 1819, XVII.371), p.18
  • [Second] Report of the Committee of the Society for the Improvement of Prison Discipline and for the Reformation of Juvenile Offenders (London, 1820), p.36; The Third Report of the Committee of the Society for the Improvement of Prison Discipline and for the Reformation of Juvenile Offenders (London, 1821), Appendix, p.26; Sixth Report of the Committee of the Society for the Improvement of Prison Discipline and for the Reformation of Juvenile Offenders (London, 1824), Appendix, p.41; Seventh Report of the Committee of the Society for the Improvement of Prison Discipline and for the Reformation of Juvenile Offenders (London, 1827), Appendix, p.51; 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.15
  • Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1825, XXIII.1), p.236; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1826, XXIV.1), p.112; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1826-27, XIX.365), p.104; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1828, XX.327), p.115; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1829, XIX.1), p.107; Reports and Schedules Pursuant To Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1830, XXIV.1), p.105; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1830-31, XII.1), p.101; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1831-32. XXXIII.197), p.103; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1833, XXVIII.1), p.107; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1834, XLVI.1), p.100; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1835, XLIV.225), p.103; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1836, XLII.1), p.66; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1837, XLV.1), p.69; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1837-8, XLIII.227), p.67; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1839, XXXVIII.17), p.58; Reports Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1840, XXXVIII.1), p.67; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1841, XVIII.1), p.69; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1842, XXXII.1), p.67; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1843, XLIII.1), p.74; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1844, XXXIX.403), p.70; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1845, XXXVII.417), p.83; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1846, XXXIV.187), p.76; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1847, XLVII.297), p.85; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1847-48, LII.465), p.83
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Third Report (Parl. Papers, 1837-38, XXXI.177), p.60; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Fifth Report (Parl. Papers, 1840, XXV.721), p.78; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Ninth Report (Parl. Papers, 1844, XXIX.391), p.205; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Eleventh Report (Parl. Papers, 1846, XXI.565), p.191; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Twelfth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXV.1), p.201

Additional Primary Sources

  • William White, History, Gazetteer and Directory of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight (Sheffield, 1859), p. 340

Management

Archive name: Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q13/1/2

Collection: Hampshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Book entiled 'Report on Winchester Gaol'. Contains examinations of keeper and depositions of surgeon, report on Bridewell, plan

Dates: 1816-1817


Archive name: Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q1/26-29, 31-32, 37-38, 40-42

Collection: Hampshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Quarter Sessions order books. Including coverage of the Gosport Bridewell's poor state of repair and repairs needed, prison administration (visitors, staff, rules)

Dates: 1801-1851


Archive name: Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: 15M84/Z3/10

Collection: Wallop, Earls of Portsmouth

Description: Report of the Committee appointed to examine into the state of the Hampshire County Gaol and Bridewells, and to report on best mode of employing the prisoners, to recommend regulations

Dates: 1817


Archive name: Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: 44M69/G3/979

Collection: Jervoise family of Herriard

Description: Printed report of the committee appointed to examine into the state of the Hampshire county gaol and bridewells. Includes ground plans of the bridewell at Gosport

Dates: 1817


Archive name: Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: 92M95/F2/1/32

Collection: Baring (Northbook) family

Description: Letter from Baron de Hockepied (General Porter), Fareham, to Sir Thomas Baring, concerning Baring's forthcoming visit to Gosport Bridewell 

Dates: 1819


Archive name: Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: 92M95/F2/1/33

Collection: Baring (Northbook) family

Description: Letter from Baron de Hockepied (General Porter), Fareham, to Sir Thomas Baring reporting that Gosport Bridewell is nearing completion and anticipating a visit by Baring

Dates: 1819


Archive name: Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q13/1/1

Collection: Hampshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Book containing 'Proceedings of Bridewell Committee'

Dates: 1811-1816


Finance

Archive name: Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: 92M95/F2/1/48

Collection: Baring (Northbook) family

Description: Letter from Sir John A. Ommanney, Warblington House, relating to irregularities in the accounts kept by the Governor of the Gosport Bridewell

Dates: 1844


Archive name: Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q10/6/1-6

Collection: Hampshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Bridewells and vagrants account books (Gosport until 1850)

Dates: 1715-1861


Staff

Archive name: The National Archives

Catalogue ref: PROB 11/2212/113

Collection: None

Description: Will of John Macklin, Bridewell Keeper of Gosport, Hampshire

Dates: 1855


Land & Buildings

Archive name: Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: 92M95/F2/1/20

Collection: Baring (Northbook) family

Description: Letter from William Gover to Sir Thomas Baring concerning proposed alterations to the Gosport Bridewell 

Dates: 1819


Archive name: Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: 92M95/F2/1/28-30

Collection: Baring (Northbook) family

Description: Letters, re proposed alterations to Gosport Bridewell

Dates: 1819