Tiverton Borough Gaol and House of Correction

Overview

Details

Records

Overview

Alternative Names   Tiverton Borough Gaol

Prison Type   Local Prison -  Common Gaol

Jurisdiction   Municipality

Date opened   1846

Date closed   1878

Location   St Andrew Street   Tiverton

Map location   exact or closely approximate

County   Devon

Prison Info

Alternative Names   Tiverton Borough Gaol

Prison Type   Local Prison

Jurisdiction   Municipality

Date opened   1846

Date closed   1878

Location   St Andrew Street   Tiverton

Map location   exact or closely approximate
Lat.   50.9018263  Long.   -3.4889949

County   Devon

Prisoner Statistics

 

Year 1848

Annual Confined   -   167

Daily Daily average   -   15

 

Year 1853

Annual Confined   -   91

Daily Daily average   -   8

 

Year 1858

Annual Committed   -   68

Daily Daily average   -   6

 

Year 1863

Annual Committed   -   57

Daily Greatest number   -   18

 

Year 1868

Annual Committed   -   38

Daily Daily average   -   6

 

Year 1873

Annual Committed   -   29

Daily Daily average   -   3

 

Year 1878

Annual Committed   -   0

Daily Daily average   -   0

Principal Primary Sources

  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Fourteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1849, XXVI.93), p.49; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Eighteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1852-53, LII.113), p.45; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Twentieth Report (Parl. Papers, 1854-55, XXVI.1), p.81; 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-seventh Report (Parl. Papers, 1862, XXV.5), p.28; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Southern District, Twenty-ninth Report (Parl. Papers, 1864, XXVI.1), p.25; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Southern District, Thirtieth Report (Parl. Papers, 1865, XXIII.1), p.71; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Southern District, Thirty-first Report (Parl. Papers, 1866, XXXVII.1), p.60; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Southern District, Thirty-second Report (Parl. Papers, 1867-68, XXXIV.203), p.78; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Southern District, Thirty-third Report (Parl. Papers, 1868-69, XXIX.1), p.52; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Southern District, Thirty-fourth Report (Parl. Papers, 1870, XXXVII.1), p.54; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Southern District, Thirty-fifth Report (Parl. Papers, 1871, XXIX.241), p.65; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Southern District, Thirty-sixth Report (Parl. Papers, 1872, XXXI.1), p.40; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Southern District, Thirty-seventh Report (Parl. Papers, 1873, XXXII.1), p.76; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Southern District, Thirty-eighth Report (Parl. Papers, 1874, XXIX.1), p.88; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Southern District, Thirty-ninth Report (Parl. Papers, 1875, XXXVII.1), p.95; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Southern District, Fortieth Report (Parl. Papers, 1876, XXXV.1), p.95; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Southern District, Forty-first Report (Parl. Papers, 1877, XLIII.1), p.97; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Southern District, Forty-second Report (Parl. Papers, 1878, XLI.1), p.97

Additional Primary Sources

  • William White, History, Gazetteer and Directory of Devonshire (Sheffield, 1850), p. 309.

Secondary Sources

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1384894

Management

Archive name: Devon Heritage Centre

Catalogue ref: R4/1-0/C/308

Collection: Tiverton Borough Council

Description: Papers relating to borough gaols and police

Dates: 1663-1939


Archive name: Devon Heritage Centre

Catalogue ref: R4/1-0/C/312

Collection: Tiverton Borough Council

Description: Papers relating to building and management of new Borough Gaol, including plan and specifications

Dates: 1842-1870


Finance

Archive name: Devon Heritage Centre

Catalogue ref: R4/1-0/T/41

Collection: Tiverton Borough Council

Description: Account book, including expenses of police, Gaol and maintenance of prisoners and returns of convicted prisoners

Dates: 1837-1949


Archive name: Devon Heritage Centre

Catalogue ref: R4/1-0/T/42

Collection: Tiverton Borough Council

Description: Accounts and returns, including sums spent on prisoners at expence of the Borough of Tiverton

Dates: 1857-1878


Prisoners

Archive name: Devon Heritage Centre

Catalogue ref: R4/1-0/C/309

Collection: Tiverton Borough Council

Description: Bundle of correspondence, including duplicate returns to Home Office of names and numbers of prisoners

Dates: 1829-1879


Land & Buildings

Archive name: Devon Heritage Centre

Catalogue ref: R4/1-0/Z/82a-c

Collection: Tiverton Borough Council

Description: Miscellaneous volumes and papers, including plans and elevations of a Gaol by G. A. Boyce.

Dates: 1841