Ilchester County Gaol and House of Correction

Overview

Details

Records

Overview

Alternative Names   Ilchester County Gaol and Bridewell, Ivelchester Gaol, Ilchester County Gaol

Prison Type   Local Prison -  Common Gaol

Jurisdiction   County

Date opened   1615

Date closed   1843

Location   Northover, north bank of River Ivel   Ilchester

Map location   exact or closely approximate

County   Somersetshire

Prison Info

Alternative Names   Ilchester County Gaol and Bridewell, Ivelchester Gaol, Ilchester County Gaol

Prison Type   Local Prison

Jurisdiction   County

Date opened   1615

Date closed   1843

Location   Northover, north bank of River Ivel   Ilchester

Map location   exact or closely approximate
Lat.   51.00231  Long.   -2.68335

County   Somersetshire

Prisoner Statistics

 

Year 1818

Annual Committed   -   519

Daily Greatest number   -   266

 

Year 1823

Annual Committed   -   443

Daily Census   -   443

 

Year 1828

Annual Committed   -   338

Daily Census   -   54

 

Year 1833

Annual Committed   -   527

Daily Census   -   90

 

Year 1838

Annual Confined   -   512

Daily Census   -   73

Principal Primary Sources

  • James Neild, The State of the Prisons of England, Scotland and Wales (London, 1812), p.287
  • Account of Gaols, Houses of Correction or Penitentiaries in the United Kingdom, 1818 (Parl. Papers, 1819, XVII.371), p.40
  • Fifth Report of the Committee of the Society for the Improvement of Prison Discipline and for the Reformation of Juvenile Offenders (London, 1823), Appendix, p.95; 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.119; 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.125; 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.38
  • Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1824, XIX.359), p.196; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1825, XXIII.1), p.224; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1826, XXIV.1), p.222; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1826-27, XIX.365), p.201; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1828, XX.327), p.236; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1829, XIX.1), p.209; Reports and Schedules Pursuant To Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1830, XXIV.1), p.208; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1830-31, XII.1), p.204; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1831-32. XXXIII.197), p.203; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1833, XXVIII.1), p.218; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1834, XLVI.1), p.205; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1835, XLIV.225), p.197; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1836, XLII.1), p.132; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1837, XLV.1), p.132; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1837-8, XLIII.227), p.137; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1839, XXXVIII.17), p.134; Reports Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1840, XXXVIII.1), p.141; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1841, XVIII.1), p.148; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1842, XXXII.1), p.150; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1843, XLIII.1), p.149
  • Abstract Return of Establishment and Expenditure of Gaols and Houses of Correction in England and Wales (Parl. Papers, 1840, XXXVIII.241), p.52
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Third Report (Parl. Papers, 1837-38, XXXI.177), p.98; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Fifth Report (Parl. Papers, 1840, XXV.721), p.110

Secondary Sources

  • http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=196549&sort=2&type=&rational=a&class1=11&period=&county=&district=&parish=&place=Wing&recordsperpage=10&source=text&rtype=&rnumber=&p=51&move=n&nor=612&recfc=0

Management

Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: DD/AH/17/8/2

Collection: None

Description: Copies of an account of Ilchester Gaol reprinted from the Taunton Courier (9 December 1816) to refute the Lord Mayor of London's report on the state of the prison. With copies of correspondence with the Governor concerning clothes made by prisoners.

Dates: 1816


Archive name: Manchester Archives & Local Studies

Catalogue ref: GB127.Tracts/P.444.1

Collection: None

Description: Tract. William Bridle, 'A Narrative of the improvements effected in His Majesty's Gaol at Ilchester under William Bridle, Keeper: being the answer to the charges against him by Henry Hunt, a prisoner'.

Dates: 1822


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: A/CTP/1/3/14

Collection: Stephens Cox Collection

Description: Copies of reports of the High Sheriff and Magistrates…on an inquiry into Charges preferred against the keeper of Ilchester Gaol

Dates: 1822


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: A/CTP/1/3/8

Collection: Stephens Cox Collection

Description: File entitled 'Gaol'. Includes 'Copies of reports of the High Sheriff and Magistrates … on an Inquiry into Charges preferred against the Keeper of the said Gaol [Ilchester] by Mr Henry Hunt' (21 February 1822). Also, 'Report from the Commissioners appointed to inquire into the state of Ilchester Gaol' (8 February 1822). Photocopy of 'Visits to a prison, a Peep at the Prisoners and a description of the interior of Ilchester Gaol'.

Dates: 1821-1822


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: DD/SF/15/2/68

Collection: Sanford Family of Nynehead

Description: Printed copy on the report on an inquiry into charges preferred against the Keeper of the Gaol at Ilchester by Henry Hunt, a Prisoner there (21 February 1822)

Dates: 1822


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: DD/SF/2911

Collection: Sanford Family of Nynehead

Description: Printed copy of enquiry into charges preferred against Keeper of Ivelchester Gaol

Dates: 1822


Archive name: Gloucestershire Archives

Catalogue ref: D1571/X25

Collection: Sotheron-Estcourt family of Shipton Moyne

Description: Notebook of Thomas G .B. Estcourt describing setting up of Commission to inquire into Ilchester Gaol, Prison conditions, complaints, evidence of prisoners and others. Especially concerning the Gaoler, William Bridle.

Dates: 1821


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: DD/DN/4/2-3

Collection: Dickinson Family

Description: Correspondence. Includes references to the management of and conditions in Ilchester Gaol, such as the use of irons at Ilchester Gaol, the Gaol system, and disquiet over the payment of high rents (28 October 1815), a verbal attack on the Matron of Ilchester Gaol at the recent sessions (6 July 1824), the keeping of transportees in Ilchester Gaol for weeks before removal (3 June 1824)

Dates: 1800-1836


Archive name: Gloucestershire Archives

Catalogue ref: D1571/X24

Collection: Sotheron-Estcourt family of Shipton Moyne

Description: Letters patent appointing and extending Commission to inquire into condition and treatment of prisoners at Ilchester (Somerset), Gaol

Dates: 1821


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: A/CTP/1/3/11, 13

Collection: Stephens Cox Collection

Description: Reports from the Commissioners appointed to inquire into the state of Ilchester Gaol, and other material concerned with the state of the Gaol (1822)

Dates: 1822


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: A/CTP/1/3/15

Collection: Stephens Cox Collection

Description: Reformation, the genuine object of punishment. Contains an entry concerning Ilchester Gaol.

Dates: 1820s


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: A/CTP/1/3/20

Collection: Stephens Cox Collection

Description: Correspondence and notes concerning conditions in Ilchester Gaol, and fates of certain notorious Somerset criminals

Dates: 1947-1948


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: A/DQO/215/17

Collection: None

Description: Printed letters relating to Ilchester Jail. Pages taken from the Gentleman's Magazine relating to prisons, detailing the layout and conditions in which prisoners were held (August 1807)

Dates: 1807


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: DD/DN/11/1

Collection: Dickinson Family

Description: Contains a report of Parliamentary proceedings upon the presentation of Mr Hunt's petition complaining of his treatment in Ilchester Gaol (1822).

Dates: 1782-1902


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: DD/DN/287

Collection: Dickinson Family

Description: Miscellaneous papers relating to Sessions business, including Committee report on the state of Ilchester Gaol (1822)

Dates: 1812-1834


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: DD/DN/289

Collection: Dickinson Family

Description: Letters received and drafts of outgoing letters, mainly on local official business, including requests for patronage, Ilchester Gaol, draft of his letter offering himself for re-election

Dates: 1824-1825


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: DD/DN/5/4/6

Collection: Dickinson Family

Description: Somerset Quarter Sessions. Committee report on the state of Ilchester Gaol (15 April 1822).

Dates: 1812-1834


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: DD/ES/17/5

Collection: None

Description: Appendix to the report of the Commissioners appointed to inquire into the state of Ilchester Gaol

Dates: 1822


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: DD/SAS/C/795/SE/72

Collection: Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society

Description: Report on the state of Ilchester Gaol (1822)

Dates: 1822


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q/AGI/9/1-16

Collection: Somerset Quarter Sessions

Description: Reports, commissions of enquiry etc. (Including misconduct of officers, evidence and reports on conditions on the state of the gaol, petitions of prisoners)

Dates: 1815-1839


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q/AGZ/12/2

Collection: Somerset Quarter Sessions

Description: Draft order of court that Ilchester be maintained only as a common Gaol, and that Wilton and Shepton Mallet remain Houses of Correction

Dates: 1823


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q/AGZ/12/3

Collection: Somerset Quarter Sessions

Description: Contracts, correspondence etc relating to maintenance of prisoners from Bath at Ilchester and Shepton Mallet. Copy of grant of separate Court of Quarter Sessions to the Borough of Bath (1837).

Dates: 1836-1840


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q/SR/368-797

Collection: Somerset Quarter Sessions

Description: Sessions Rolls. Contain material relating to the administration of the county prisons, in particular regular Visiting Justices' reports, and governor, chaplain and surgeons' reports, but also special reports on the condition of the prisons, and orders.

Dates: 1800-1900


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q/AGI/7/3

Collection: Somerset Quarter Sessions

Description: Magistrates' journal, observations of Visiting Justices etc

Dates: 1821-1844


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q/AGI/12/1

Collection: Somerset Quarter Sessions

Description: Miscellaneous papers and accounts, including plan for religious instruction of prisoners, with a list of books suitable for a Prison library (1810); details of duties of Prison Officers, minutes of Gaol Sessions, newspaper cuttings relating to the Gaol; draft advert for contract to supply bread (1820).

Dates: c.1809-c1823


Finance

Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q/AGI/6/1-2

Collection: Somerset Quarter Sessions

Description: Account books, vouchers etc

Dates: 1820-1836


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q/AGZ/5/2

Collection: Somerset Quarter Sessions

Description: Draft return of expenses of repairs to Shepton Mallet, Ilchester and Wilton Gaols sent to Secretary of State (1810-1831)

Dates: 1831


Daily Business

Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: A/CTP/1/12/3

Collection: Stephens Cox Collection

Description: Extracts from the Chaplain's journal, Ilchester Gaol (1823-1827) by J. Stevens Cox (1978)

Dates: 1978


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: A/CTP/1/3/16

Collection: Stephens Cox Collection

Description: Chaplain's journal for Ilchester Gaol. Includes details on services given, with numbers present (19 January 1823-20 May 1827). Journal entries overlain with illustrations and engravings of the scriptures.

Dates: 1823-c.1900


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: PAM 2604

Collection: None

Description: Extracts from the Chaplain's journal, Ilchester Gaol 

Dates: 1823-1827


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q/AGI/16/2

Collection: Somerset Quarter Sessions

Description: Account book of 'receipt and expenditure of bread and allowance of pence to prisoners'. Includes felons and debtors, with names of those receiving and discharged.

Dates: 1811-1823


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q/AGI/7/1

Collection: Somerset Quarter Sessions

Description: Occurrence book (daily log of events within the Gaol)

Dates: 1816-1821


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q/AGI/7/2

Collection: Somerset Quarter Sessions

Description: Surgeon's visiting book (details of prisoners treated and medicines given)

Dates: 1821


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: DD/SAS(C/2401/10

Collection: None

Description: Ilchester County Gaol, Chaplain's notebook, list of contents at the front of the bundle

Dates: 1789-1821


Staff

Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: A/CTP/1/3/19

Collection: Stephens Cox Collection

Description: List of the Keepers of the Gaol and House of Correction

Dates: undated


Archive name: Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland

Catalogue ref: M1190

Collection: None

Description: Copy - Garthorpe, Leicestershire. Extracts from Notebook of Reverend Thomas G. Rees, Chaplain to Ilchester Gaol, from 1789 until his appointment as Vicar of Garthorpe (1820).

Dates: c.1789-1802


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: DD/DN/370

Collection: Dickinson Family

Description: O' letters, including the Bishop of Oxford, Preb Ommaney, and William Oakley, as Governor of the County Gaol

Dates: 1853-1855


Archive name: Bristol Archives

Catalogue ref: AC/O/8/7/a

Collection: Ashton Court papers

Description: Sir Hugh Smith of Edward Scadding of Ilchester, Gentleman, as Keeper of Gaol there and of Sheriff's Ward or Prison

Dates: 1803


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: DD/TRANS/1/88

Collection: None

Description: References to Keepers of Ilchester Gaol and House of Correction

Dates: 1676-1800


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q/C/7/14

Collection: Somerset Quarter Sessions

Description: Cases before Assizes. Rex v Robertson - case over charge that John Robertson, Northover, Surgeon, obtained money by false pretences from the County for attendance of prisoners at Ilchester Gaol

Dates: 1820-1823


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q/AGI/8/1-20

Collection: Somerset Quarter Sessions

Description: Papers relating to appointment of Prison officers, salaries etc

Dates: 1815-1842


Prisoners

Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: A/BBC/14/1

Collection: None

Description: Index to Ilchester Gaol felons' register

Dates: 1822-1828


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q/AGI/14/2-6

Collection: Somerset Quarter Sessions

Description: Felon's register. Includes prisoners committed, with age, charge, sentence, etc. Indexed..

Dates: 1808-1844


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q/AGI/17/2-3

Collection: Somerset Quarter Sessions

Description: Registers of debtors

Dates: 1808-1844


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q/AGI/14/1

Collection: Somerset Quarter Sessions

Description: General register. Includes prisoners sentenced to hard labour (1808-1823), transportation (1808-1822), imprisonment (1808-1822), and execution (1809-1825) (recording some last words). List of debtors and felons who died in Gaol (1809-1824), and of deserters committed (1808-1823) (with regiment)

Dates: 1808-1825


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q/AGI/16/1

Collection: Somerset Quarter Sessions

Description: Register of sick prisoners. Includes felons and debtors, with name, disorder, dates of admission and discharge from sick list etc.

Dates: 1811-1821


Archive name: Devon Heritage Centre

Catalogue ref: 152M/C1820/OH38

Collection: Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth

Description: Cato Street Conspiracy. Hunt at Ilchester Gaol (end of letter missing).

Dates: 1820


Archive name: Manchester Archives & Local Studies

Catalogue ref: GB127.MS f 923.2 H102 microfilm, MF 120A

Collection: None

Description: Journal of Henry Hunt (1773-1835) in Ilchester Gaol, radical politician (30 June 1820-3 April 1821). Serving sentence passed for his part in Peterloo meeting prison conditions and treatment. Appeal to Prison Commissioners and County Magistrates against harsh treatment.

Dates: 1820-1821


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: A/CTP/1/12/4

Collection: Stephens Cox Collection

Description: A Peep into a Prison, or the inside of Ilchester Bastile, 1821' by Henry Hunt

Dates: 1979


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: A/CTP/1/3/10

Collection: Stephens Cox Collection

Description: Printed letters from Henry Hunt at Ilchester Gaol

Dates: 1822


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: A/CTP/1/3/12

Collection: Stephens Cox Collection

Description: The Black Dwarf - a London weekly publication. Includes articles on the reformers of Great Britain, and Henry Hunt and his treatment at Ilchester Gaol (12 February 1822-13 November 1822).

Dates: 1822


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: A/CTP/1/3/3

Collection: Stephens Cox Collection

Description: The Northampton Mercury newspapers. Containing articles relating to Ilchester and Henry Hunt's incarceration in the Gaol.

Dates: 1820-1822


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: A/CTP/1/3/4

Collection: Stephens Cox Collection

Description: Ground plans of Ilchester Gaol

Dates: 1808-1821


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: A/CTP/1/3/5

Collection: Stephens Cox Collection

Description: Trial of James Taylor: Letters of the Murderer

Dates: 1809


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: A/CTP/1/3/7

Collection: Stephens Cox Collection

Description: File entitled 'Hunt's Trial, 1820' (20 March 1820-17 May 1820)

Dates: 1820


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: A/CTP/1/3/9

Collection: Stephens Cox Collection

Description: John Bull newspapers containing articles on Ilchester and letters from Henry Hunt (29 October 1821-18 December 1825)

Dates: 1821-1825


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: A/CTP/3/2/3

Collection: Stephens Cox Collection

Description: Includes correspondence concerning Ilchester Gaol and Henry Hunt

Dates: 1804-1832


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: A/CTP/7/13

Collection: Stephens Cox Collection

Description: File entitled 'Gaol Portraits.' Includes engravings of Henry Hunt.

Dates: 1819-1835


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: D/P/north/2/1/7

Collection: Northover Parish records

Description: Burials, including several persons from Ilchester Gaol

Dates: 1833-1842


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: DD/AH/17/8/1

Collection: None

Description: Petition of the debtors in Ilchester Gaol to the Court of Kings Bench about their appalling conditions and their long distance from their families (29 October 1805).

Dates: 1805


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: DD/AH/21/15/6

Collection: None

Description: Petition of the debtors in Ilchester Gaol to John Acland and other Magistrates

Dates: 1806


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: DD/AH/63/9

Collection: Acland Hood of Fairfield, Stogursey

Description: Bundle of business and social letters to Sir Peregrine Palmer Acland, and copy replies, including printed copies of William Bridle's petition concerning Ilchester Gaol, and his appeals to Sir Peregrine

Dates: 1834-1839


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q/AGI/13/1-2

Collection: Somerset Quarter Sessions

Description: Gaol returns. Felons and debtors committed and discharged, with age, abode, charge etc.

Dates: 1809-1815


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q/AGI/15/1-4

Collection: Somerset Quarter Sessions

Description: Description books.

Dates: 1821-1844


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q/AGI/16/3

Collection: Somerset Quarter Sessions

Description: Returns of felons and debtors

Dates: 1833-1839


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q/AGI/16/4

Collection: Somerset Quarter Sessions

Description: Papers concerning escape of prisoners being conveyed to a transport ship

Dates: 1835


Archive name: Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

Catalogue ref: 1720/1051

Collection: Money-Kyrle family papers

Description: Henry Hunt at Ilchester Gaol (end of letter missing).

Dates: 1853


Land & Buildings

Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: D/P/hamb/9/1/1

Collection: Hambridge Parish records

Description: PCC minutes from 1921 transcript of newspaper report of consecration of church. Taunton Courier (14 February 1944). Note that church bell was brought from Ilchester Gaol.

Dates: 1845-1945


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: DD/DN/4/4/29

Collection: Dickinson Family

Description: Correspondence. Including Quarter Session order that tenders be delivered for the purchase of the Gaol at Ilchester (1 January 1844).

Dates: 1844


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: DD/DN/4/4/36

Collection: Dickinson Family

Description: Correspondence. Including Quarter Session order for the selling of Ilchester Gaol (13 June 1846).

Dates: 1845-1847


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: DD/SAS/C/909/135/4

Collection: Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society

Description: Notices of sale and to let etc of estates, timber, livestock, furniture and stock-in-trade. Including Ilchester (sale of Gaol postponed)

Dates: 1846


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q/AGI/1/2

Collection: Somerset Quarter Sessions

Description: Grant of a watercourse running through Ilchester Gaol, with associated papers of a dispute (1850)

Dates: 1812, 1850


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q/AGI/1/3

Collection: Somerset Quarter Sessions

Description: Draft statement and abstract of deeds (1812, 1820), with earlier recitals relating to Ilchester Gaol

Dates: 1847


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q/AGI/1/4

Collection: Somerset Quarter Sessions

Description: Papers relating to sale of site of Ilchester Gaol

Dates: 1847-1848


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q/AGI/1/5

Collection: Somerset Quarter Sessions

Description: Copy conveyance of papers relating to sale of site, with plan included

Dates: 1848


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q/AGI/2/3-7

Collection: Somerset Quarter Sessions

Description: Contracts, specifications etc relating to building work, including for the debtors' ward. Contract for additions and improvements, with plans enclosed.

Dates: 1810-1829


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q/AGI/3/1-5

Collection: Somerset Quarter Sessions

Description: Plans and elevations

Dates: 1814-1834


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q/AGI/4/1-3

Collection: Somerset Quarter Sessions

Description: Inventories, prison fixtures etc. Documents referred to in report of Committee on system of labour, including the Gaol clock.

Dates: 1808-1821


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q/AGI/5/1-3

Collection: Somerset Quarter Sessions

Description: Miscellaneous papers and accounts chiefly relating to repairs and building work

Dates: 1812-1846


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q/ALu/A/3

Collection: Somerset Quarter Sessions

Description: Correspondence, reports and plans, mainly by Carver on the sites offered. Includes scheme with plan for converting Ilchester Gaol into the County Asylum

Dates: 1842-1844


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: Q/RUp/2

Collection: Somerset Quarter Sessions

Description: Plan of the River Yeo from Ilchester to Langport. Surveyors - G. Harcourt Masters, A. Crodeer. Shows town layouts (including County Gaol)

Dates: 1894


Images

Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: A/CTP/1/3/6

Collection: Stephens Cox Collection

Description: File entitled 'Gaol Prints'

Dates: 1817-1950


Archive name: Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Catalogue ref: A/CTP/1/9/1

Collection: Stephens Cox Collection

Description: Box of 'Ilchester Prints'. Contains postcards, photographs and illustrations of Ilchester town, almshouse, bridges, church (interior and exterior), farming scenes and farm buildings, Manor Farm, Ilchester Gaol.

Dates: 1600-2000