Wolverhampton Prison

Overview

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Records

Overview

Alternative Names   Wolverhampton Bridewell

Prison Type   Local Prison -  House of Correction/Bridewell

Jurisdiction   Municipality

Date opened   1745

Date closed   1821

Location   North Street   Wolverhampton

Map location   exact or closely approximate

County   Staffordshire

Prison Info

Alternative Names   Wolverhampton Bridewell

Prison Type   Local Prison

Jurisdiction   Municipality

Date opened   1745

Date closed   1821

Location   North Street   Wolverhampton

Map location   exact or closely approximate
Lat.   52.5869087  Long.   -2.1315454

County   Staffordshire

Prisoner Statistics

 

Year 1818

Annual Committed   -   966

Daily Greatest number   -   104

Principal Primary Sources

  • James Neild, The State of the Prisons of England, Scotland and Wales (London, 1812), p.590
  • Account of Gaols, Houses of Correction or Penitentiaries in the United Kingdom, 1818 (Parl. Papers, 1819, XVII.371), p.42

Secondary Sources

  • http://www.wolverhamptonhistory.org.uk/politics/law/police; A.J. Standley, "The Wolverhampton House of Correction 1745-1821", unpublished manuscript held by Wolverhampton Archives & Local Studies, LS/L364/1

Management

Archive name: Staffordshire Record Office

Catalogue ref: D661/9/3/2

Collection: None

Description: Letter from the Governor of Devizes Prison giving details of prison discipline, rations etc, and note on the Wolverhampton House of Correction

Dates: 1820


Archive name: Staffordshire Record Office

Catalogue ref: Q/SB 1809 E/220

Collection: Staffordshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Letter to the Chairman of Quarter Session about the procedures for prisoners at Wolverhampton Bridewell and complaining of their unkind treatment

Dates: 1809


Archive name: Staffordshire Record Office

Catalogue ref: Q/SB 1819 A/19

Collection: Staffordshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Circulars requesting information regarding number of prisoners and specific offences, with draft returns for Staffordshire County Gaol and Wolverhampton Prison

Dates: 1818-1819


Archive name: Wolverhampton City Archives

Catalogue ref: DX-6/89

Collection: Mander papers

Description: Notes on the Prison at WolverhamptonĀ 

Dates: 20th century


Archive name: Wolverhampton City Archives

Catalogue ref: DX-634/103

Collection: None

Description: Handbill advertising a resolution of the Staffordshire Quarter Sessions to send all female prisoners to the Gaol at Stafford, and not to the House of Correction at Wolverhampton

Dates: 1820


Finance

Archive name: Staffordshire Record Office

Catalogue ref: Q/SB 1803 A/3-4

Collection: Staffordshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Accounts of monies due to the County for prisoners' earnings, giving name of prisoner in the House of Correction, Wolverhampton, and employment

Dates: 1802-1803


Staff

Archive name: Staffordshire Record Office

Catalogue ref: Q/SB 1809 A/100

Collection: Staffordshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Petition Keeper of the House of Correction, Wolverhampton, for an increase in salary

Dates: 1809


Archive name: Staffordshire Record Office

Catalogue ref: Q/SB 1809 E/218-219

Collection: Staffordshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Notes relating to the expenses and salary of keeper of the House of Correction, Wolverhampton

Dates: 1809


Archive name: Staffordshire Record Office

Catalogue ref: Q/SB 1810 M/893

Collection: Staffordshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Memorial Keeper of the Bridewell at Wolverhampton, setting out the expenses of his post and requesting relief

Dates: 1810


Archive name: Staffordshire Record Office

Catalogue ref: Q/SB 1810 M/894

Collection: Staffordshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Letter from Keeper of the House of Correction, Wolverhampton, to the Deputy Clerk of the Peace, noting the total number of prisoners during the year, and suggesting that as assistant might be necessary

Dates: 1810


Archive name: Staffordshire Record Office

Catalogue ref: Q/SB 1816 T/200

Collection: Staffordshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Order relating to consideration of appointment of a Surgeon to House of Correction Wolverhampton

Dates: 1816


Archive name: Staffordshire Record Office

Catalogue ref: Q/SB 1822 E/19

Collection: Staffordshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Petition of late Keeper of the House of Correction, Wolverhampton, for 21 years, to the Visiting Justices of the County Gaol, re salary

Dates: 1822


Prisoners

Archive name: Staffordshire Record Office

Catalogue ref: Q/SB 1820 A /21

Collection: Staffordshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Return relating to prisoners in Stafford County Gaol and Wolverhampton Prison

Dates: 1820


Land & Buildings

Archive name: Staffordshire Record Office

Catalogue ref: Q/SB 1821 E/12

Collection: Staffordshire Quarter Sessions

Description: Letters, concerning plan and survey of Wolverhampton House of Correction

Dates: 1821


Archive name: Wolverhampton City Archives

Catalogue ref: LS/L07CHR/7 and 143

Collection: Wolverhampton Chronicle

Description: Advertisements for the sale of the House of Correction, Stafford Street

Dates: 1821, 1824