Strangeways Prison

Overview

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Records

Overview

Alternative Names   Salford County Prison, Salford County Gaol, Manchester Prison, HMP Manchester

Prison Type   Local Prison -  Common Gaol

Jurisdiction   County

Date opened   1868

Date closed   post 1900 (still open)

Location   Southall Street   Manchester

Map location   exact or closely approximate

County   Lancashire

Prison Info

Alternative Names   Salford County Prison, Salford County Gaol, Manchester Prison, HMP Manchester

Prison Type   Local Prison

Jurisdiction   County

Date opened   1868

Date closed   post 1900 (still open)

Location   Southall Street   Manchester

Map location   exact or closely approximate
Lat.   53.4925  Long.   -2.246389

County   Lancashire

Prisoner Statistics

 

Year 1868

Annual Committed   -   5775

Daily Daily average   -   592

 

Year 1873

Annual Committed   -   7530

Daily Daily average   -   704

 

Year 1878

Annual Committed   -   9767

Daily Daily average   -   883

 

Year 1883

Annual Committed   -   12559

Daily Daily average   -   1021

 

Year 1888

Annual Committed   -   18056

Daily Daily average   -   1111

 

Year 1893

Annual Committed   -   17631

Daily   -  

 

Year 1898

Annual Committed   -   15312

Daily   -  

Principal Primary Sources

  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern District, Thirty-fourth Report (Parl. Papers, 1871, XXIX.1), p.30; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern District, Thirty-fifth Report (Parl. Papers, 1871, XXIX.529), p.37; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern District, Thirty-sixth Report (Parl. Papers, 1872, XXXI.169), p.22; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern District, Thirty-seventh Report (Parl. Papers, 1873, XXXII.337), p.34; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern District, Thirty-eighth Report (Parl. Papers, 1874, XXIX.389), p.48; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern District, Thirty-ninth Report (Parl. Papers, 1875, XXXVII.417), p.50; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern District, Fortieth Report (Parl. Papers, 1876, XXXV.417), p.50; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern District, Forty-first Report (Parl. Papers, 1877, XLIII.421), p.50; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern District, Forty-second Report (Parl. Papers, 1878, XLI.417), p.50
  • Commissioners of Prisons, Second Annual Report (Parl. Papers, 1878-79, XXXIV.1, 97), p.71; Commissioners of Prisons, Third Annual Report (Parl. Papers, 1880, XXXV.1,73), p.94; Commissioners of Prisons, Fourth Annual Report (Parl. Papers, 1881, LI.441, 521), p.93; Commissioners of Prisons, Fifth Annual Report (Parl. Papers, 1882, XXXIII.443, 541), p.100; Commissioners of Prisons, Sixth Annual Report (Parl. Papers, 1883, XXXI.445, 579), p.104; Commissioners of Prisons, Seventh Annual Report (Parl. Papers, 1884, XLII.461, 551), p.101; Commissioners of Prisons, Eighth Annual Report (Parl. Papers, 1884-85, XXXVII.527, 651), p.100; Commissioners of Prisons, Ninth Annual Report (Parl. Papers, 1886, XXXV.1, 93), p.97; Commissioners of Prisons, Tenth Annual Report (Parl. Papers, 1887, XLI.203, 335), p.93; Commissioners of Prisons, Eleventh Annual Report (Parl. Papers, 1888, LVIII.1, 209), p.91; Commissioners of Prisons, Twelfth Annual Report (Parl. Papers, 1889, XLI.1, 181), p.91; Commissioners of Prisons, Thirteenth Annual Report (Parl. Papers, 1890, XXXVII.1, 183), p.91; Commissioners of Prisons, Fourteenth Annual Report (Parl. Papers, 1890-91, XLIII.1, 125), p.84; Commissioners of Prisons, Fifteenth Annual Report (Parl. Papers, 1892, XLII.1, 147), p.81; Commissioners of Prisons, Sixteenth Annual Report (Parl. Papers, 1893-94, XLVII.1, 121), p.81; Commissioners of Prisons, Seventeenth Annual Report (Parl. Papers, 1894, XLIV.1, 183), p.79; Commissioners of Prisons, Eighteenth Annual Report (Parl. Papers, 1895, LVI.727, 865), p.83
  • Report of Coms. of Prisons and Directors of Convict Prisons, 1895-96 (Parl. Papers, 1896, XLIV.235), p.135; Report of Coms. of Prisons and Directors of Convict Prisons, 1896-97 (Parl. Papers, 1897, XL.105), p.278; Report of Coms. of Prisons and Directors of Convict Prisons, 1897-98 (Parl. Papers, 1898, XLVII.23), p.310; Report of Coms. of Prisons and Directors of Convict Prisons, 1898-99 (Parl. Papers, 1899, XLIII.65), p.317; Report of Coms. of Prisons and Directors of Convict Prisons, 1899-1900 (Parl. Papers, 1900, XLI.1), p.358

Secondary Sources

  • http://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/448/archives_and_local_history/3808/court_prison_and_police_records/8

Management

Archive name: Manchester Archives & Local Studies

Catalogue ref: GB127.M117/3/12

Collection: City of Manchester Petty Sessions Court

Description: Gaol Session minutes (1 volume)

Dates: 1875-1889


Archive name: Lancashire Archives

Catalogue ref: QSP

Collection: Lancashire Quarter Sessions

Description: Series includes a vast amount of material on the administration of the county prisons, including: accounts and other financial records, Visiting Justices' reports; governors', surgeons', chaplains' and schoolmasters' reports; returns of prisoners; and staff appointments, salaries and dismissals. The catalogue contains detailed summaries at item level.

Dates: 1648-1908


Archive name: Manchester Archives & Local Studies

Catalogue ref: GB127.M117/3/13

Collection: City of Manchester Petty Sessions Court

Description: Visiting Committee HM Prison Manchester (Strangeways) minutes 

Dates: 1878-1888


Finance

Archive name: Lancashire Archives

Catalogue ref: CTM/2

Collection: Lancashire Quarter Sessions

Description: Mortgage for £17,000 for new gaol for Salford Hundred

Dates: 1865


Prisoners

Archive name: Manchester Archives & Local Studies

Catalogue ref: GB127.M600/2/1-9

Collection: Records of Belle Vue Prison, New Bailey Prison and Strangeways Prison

Description: New Bailey Prison Registers - some volumes contain some early entries for Strangeways Prison

Dates: 1847-1879


Archive name: Manchester Archives & Local Studies

Catalogue ref: GB127.M600/3/1/1-3

Collection: Records of Belle Vue Prison, New Bailey Prison and Strangeways Prison

Description: Female Registers

Dates: 1868-1875


Archive name: Manchester Archives & Local Studies

Catalogue ref: GB127.M600/3/3/1-5

Collection: Records of Belle Vue Prison, New Bailey Prison and Strangeways Prison

Description: Male Registers

Dates: 1869-1879


Archive name: Manchester Archives & Local Studies

Catalogue ref: GB127.M600/4/1-1A

Collection: Records of Belle Vue Prison, New Bailey Prison and Strangeways Prison

Description: Felony Register - Bolton and Salford Sessions (Male) & Manchester Assizes [probably New Bailey Prison and Strangeways Prison]

Dates: 1863-1876


Archive name: Manchester Archives & Local Studies

Catalogue ref: GB127.M600/3/2/1-6

Collection: Records of Belle Vue Prison, New Bailey Prison and Strangeways Prison

Description: Female Description Books

Dates: 1867-1879


Land & Buildings

Archive name: Lancashire Archives

Catalogue ref: QGB/4/4

Collection: Lancashire Quarter Sessions

Description: Plan of Strangeways prison

Dates: 1881


Archive name: Manchester Archives & Local Studies

Catalogue ref: GB127.MISC/1166

Collection: None

Description: Specification and bills of quantities for the building of Strangeways Prison, Manchester (1 volume)

Dates: 1860s


Images

Archive name: Manchester Archives & Local Studies

Catalogue ref: GB127 (images)

Collection: None

Description: Photographs of the exterior of Strangeways Prison (1890s), and interior views. Also, other photographs (1885, 1900, 1910).

Dates: 1885-1910