Worcester County Gaol and House of Correction

Overview

Details

Records

Overview

Alternative Names   Worcester County Gaol, Worcester Prison, HMP Worcester

Prison Type   Local Prison -  Common Gaol & House of Correction/Bridewell

Jurisdiction   County

Date opened   1813

Date closed   post 1900 (1922)

Location   Castle Street   Worcester

Map location   exact or closely approximate

County   Worcestershire

Prison Info

Alternative Names   Worcester County Gaol, Worcester Prison, HMP Worcester

Prison Type   Local Prison

Jurisdiction   County

Date opened   1813

Date closed   post 1900 (1922)

Location   Castle Street   Worcester

Map location   exact or closely approximate
Lat.   52.196709  Long.   -2.2250862

County   Worcestershire

Prisoner Statistics

 

Year 1818

Annual Committed   -   503

Daily Greatest number   -   175

 

Year 1823

Annual Committed   -   571

Daily Census   -   119

 

Year 1828

Annual Committed   -   591

Daily Census   -   140

 

Year 1833

Annual Committed   -   759

Daily Census   -   162

 

Year 1838

Annual Confined   -   949

Daily Census   -   215

 

Year 1843

Annual Confined   -   1413

Daily Census   -   233

 

Year 1848

Annual Confined   -   1535

Daily Daily average   -   223

 

Year 1853

Annual Confined   -   1307

Daily Daily average   -   187

 

Year 1858

Annual Committed   -   1501

Daily Daily average   -   243

 

Year 1863

Annual Committed   -   1512

Daily Greatest number   -   275

 

Year 1868

Annual Committed   -   2025

Daily Daily average   -   267

 

Year 1873

Annual Committed   -   1591

Daily Daily average   -   197

 

Year 1878

Annual Committed   -   1726

Daily Daily average   -   273

 

Year 1883

Annual Committed   -   1746

Daily Daily average   -   217

 

Year 1888

Annual Committed   -   1624

Daily Daily average   -   186

 

Year 1893

Annual Committed   -   1479

Daily   -  

 

Year 1898

Annual Committed   -   1769

Daily   -  

Principal Primary Sources

  • Account of Gaols, Houses of Correction or Penitentiaries in the United Kingdom, 1818 (Parl. Papers, 1819, XVII.371), p.50
  • [Second] Report of the Committee of the Society for the Improvement of Prison Discipline and for the Reformation of Juvenile Offenders (London, 1820), p.45; 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.82; Fourth Report of the Committee of the Society for the Improvement of Prison Discipline and for the Reformation of Juvenile Offenders (London, 1822), Appendix, p.65; 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.118; 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.150; 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.158; 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.46
  • Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1824, XIX.359), p.236; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1825, XXIII.1), p.300; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1826, XXIV.1), p.288; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1828, XX.327), p.300; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1829, XIX.1), p.267; Reports and Schedules Pursuant To Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1830, XXIV.1), p.267; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1830-31, XII.1), p.263; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1831-32. XXXIII.197), p.263; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1833, XXVIII.1), p.289; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1834, XLVI.1), p.276; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1835, XLIV.225), p.261; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1836, XLII.1), p.176; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1837, XLV.1), p.178; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1837-8, XLIII.227), p.179; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1839, XXXVIII.17), p.176; Reports Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1840, XXXVIII.1), p.192; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1841, XVIII.1), p.205; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1842, XXXII.1), p.208; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1843, XLIII.1), p.206; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1844, XXXIX.403), p.201; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1845, XXXVII.417), p.238; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1846, XXXIV.187), p.246; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1847, XLVII.297), p.248; Reports and Schedules Pursuant to Gaol Acts (Parl. Papers, 1847-48, LII.465), p.255
  • Abstract Return of Establishment and Expenditure of Gaols and Houses of Correction in England and Wales (Parl. Papers, 1840, XXXVIII.241), p.66
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District. First Report (Parl. Papers, 1836, XXXV.269), p.79; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Fourth Report (Parl. Papers, 1839, XXII.217), p.176; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Sixth Report (Parl. Papers, 1841 Session 2, V.177), p.52; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Seventh Report (Parl. Papers, 1842, XXI.193), p.171; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Ninth Report (Parl. Papers, 1844, XXIX.391), p.469; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Eleventh Report (Parl. Papers, 1846, XXI.565), p.444; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Twelfth Report (Parl. Papers, 1847-8, XXXV.1), p.440; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Midland and Eastern District, Fourteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1849, XXVI.1), p.75; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Seventeenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1852, XXIV.1), p.93; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Nineteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1854, XXXIV.1), p.129; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain III. Southern and Western District, Twenty-first Report (Parl. Papers, 1856, XXXIII.485), p.95; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Midland District, Twenty-third Report (Parl. Papers, 1859, Session 1, XI.1), p.143; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Midland District, Twenty-fourth Report (Parl. Papers, 1860, XXXV.1), p.127; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Midland District, Twenty-fifth Report (Parl. Papers, 1860, XXXV.229), p.131; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Midland District, Twenty-sixth Report (Parl. Papers, 1861, XXIX.45), p.128; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Midland District, Twenty-seventh Report (Parl. Papers, 1862, XXV.93), p.122; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Southern District, Twenty-eighth Report (Parl. Papers, 1863, XXIII.1), p.86; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Southern District, Thirtieth Report (Parl. Papers, 1865, XXIII.1), p.248; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Southern District, Thirty-first Report (Parl. Papers, 1866, XXXVII.1), p.224; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Southern District, Thirty-second Report (Parl. Papers, 1867-68, XXXIV.203), p.305; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Southern District, Thirty-third Report (Parl. Papers, 1868-69, XXIX.1), p.209; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Southern District, Thirty-fourth Report (Parl. Papers, 1870, XXXVII.1), p.217; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Southern District, Thirty-fifth Report (Parl. Papers, 1871, XXIX.241), p.275; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Southern District, Thirty-sixth Report (Parl. Papers, 1872, XXXI.1), p.156; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Southern District, Thirty-seventh Report (Parl. Papers, 1873, XXXII.1), p.321; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Southern District, Thirty-eighth Report (Parl. Papers, 1874, XXIX.1), p.372; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Southern District, Thirty-ninth Report (Parl. Papers, 1875, XXXVII.1), p.400; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Southern District, Fortieth Report (Parl. Papers, 1876, XXXV.1), p.401; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Southern District, Forty-first Report (Parl. Papers, 1877, XLIII.1), p.406; Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Southern District, Forty-second Report (Parl. Papers, 1878, XLI.1), p.402
  • Commissioners of Prisons, Second Annual Report (Parl. Papers, 1878-79, XXXIV.1, 97), p.82; Commissioners of Prisons, Third Annual Report (Parl. Papers, 1880, XXXV.1,73), p.109; Commissioners of Prisons, Fourth Annual Report (Parl. Papers, 1881, LI.441, 521), p.108; Commissioners of Prisons, Fifth Annual Report (Parl. Papers, 1882, XXXIII.443, 541), p.117; Commissioners of Prisons, Sixth Annual Report (Parl. Papers, 1883, XXXI.445, 579), p.121; Commissioners of Prisons, Seventh Annual Report (Parl. Papers, 1884, XLII.461, 551), p.118; Commissioners of Prisons, Eighth Annual Report (Parl. Papers, 1884-85, XXXVII.527, 651), p.116; Commissioners of Prisons, Ninth Annual Report (Parl. Papers, 1886, XXXV.1, 93), p.112; Commissioners of Prisons, Tenth Annual Report (Parl. Papers, 1887, XLI.203, 335), p.106; Commissioners of Prisons, Eleventh Annual Report (Parl. Papers, 1888, LVIII.1, 209), p.104; Commissioners of Prisons, Twelfth Annual Report (Parl. Papers, 1889, XLI.1, 181), p.104; Commissioners of Prisons, Thirteenth Annual Report (Parl. Papers, 1890, XXXVII.1, 183), p.104; Commissioners of Prisons, Fourteenth Annual Report (Parl. Papers, 1890-91, XLIII.1, 125), p.97; Commissioners of Prisons, Fifteenth Annual Report (Parl. Papers, 1892, XLII.1, 147), p.94; Commissioners of Prisons, Sixteenth Annual Report (Parl. Papers, 1893-94, XLVII.1, 121), p.93; Commissioners of Prisons, Seventeenth Annual Report (Parl. Papers, 1894, XLIV.1, 183), p.91; Commissioners of Prisons, Eighteenth Annual Report (Parl. Papers, 1895, LVI.727, 865), p.97
  • Report of Coms. of Prisons and Directors of Convict Prisons, 1895-96 (Parl. Papers, 1896, XLIV.235), p.232; Report of Coms. of Prisons and Directors of Convict Prisons, 1896-97 (Parl. Papers, 1897, XL.105), p.378; Report of Coms. of Prisons and Directors of Convict Prisons, 1897-98 (Parl. Papers, 1898, XLVII.23), p.431; Report of Coms. of Prisons and Directors of Convict Prisons, 1898-99 (Parl. Papers, 1899, XLIII.65), p.456; Report of Coms. of Prisons and Directors of Convict Prisons, 1899-1900 (Parl. Papers, 1900, XLI.1), p.507

Secondary Sources

  • http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1140135&sort=2&type=&rational=a&class1=11&period=&county=&district=&parish=&place=Wing&recordsperpage=10&source=text&rtype=&rnumber=&p=61&move=n&nor=612&recfc=0; http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/worcs/vol4/pp390-394

Management

Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/3/3/3 (122 BA48/1-9)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: Includes County Gaol rules and regulations (1794-1827), with award to Beazley and Dance for construction of new Bridewell or House of Correction (1804). Also, agreement with William Firmadge of Leicester, Builder, for erection of new Gaol and House of Correction (1809), letters and testimonials relating to vacancy of post of Governor of the County Gaol (1793, 1820), papers relating to earnings of prisoners (1793, 1822), letter from prisoners relating to ill treatment (1798), returns of prisoners (1815-1829), lists and calendars of prisoners (1815-1817, 1833), report of visiting Magistrates (1818), list of Magistrates (1820), letter relating to treadmill (1824), declaration of staff of county Gaol (1825), and other papers (1781-1835). Agreements relating to contract, bills for work done, Committee minutes, specification, and other papers relating to the construction of a treadmill in the County Gaol (1824-1825). Papers relating to juvenile offenders (1880-1881), papers relating to condition of Worcester City Prison, the Worcester Prison Act, and the amalgamation of the City and County Prisons, including contract for the maintenance of City prisoners in the County Gaol (1866-1869). Copies of printed rules for the county Gaol (1861), papers relating to Gaol nuisances and encroachments, including cesspool of Herbert Cole near boundary wall, with list of property, inhabitants and cesspools in Easy Row, Worcester (1847-1849), papers relating to rules for prisoners committed for non-payment of rates (1867).

Dates: 1781-1881


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 8001/3/4/1/2/5 (496.5 BA9360/A8/Box 4/16/1-19)

Collection: Worcester City archives

Description: Quarterly reports of the Visitors of the Worcester Prison, as presented to the Justices and Corporation, including their assessment of conditions, statistics of inmates, receipts and expenditure and contributions from the Chaplains and Surgeon. Includes one weekly report (from 1881), a copy return to the Secretary of State regarding changes under the Prison Act (1877), and a letter received regarding an inspection of the bridges connecting the Prison wards from 1863. With a copy of the accounts that were appended to the first quarterly report of the visitors of the Worcester Prison (1867).

Dates: 1863-1881


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 8001/1/1/18 (b496.5 BA9360/A18/17)

Collection: Worcester City archives

Description: Chamber order book. Reports received from Committees and Sub-Committees. Matters discussed include new Prison building, regulations and staff, and the merger of the City and County Prisons. Old Prison staff and building, visitors of Worcester Prison reports, members and duties of the Sub-Committees, expenses for criminal prosecutions.

Dates: 1867-1872


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 8001/3/4/1/2/10 (496.5 BA9360/A8/Box 9/2/1-3)

Collection: Worcester City archives

Description: Reports of the Visitors of Worcester Prison

Dates: 1867-1877


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 8001/3/4/1/2/4 (496.5 BA9360/C17/Box 1/15)

Collection: Worcester City archives

Description: Bundle of reports, including quarterly reports from the Visitors of the Worcester Prison (October 1867, June 1868, December 1870, June 1871). Also, reports of the Prison Committee regarding accounts, furnishings and supplies relating to the enlargement of the Prison (1868-1869). Letters and reports about the Prison Act (1867-1868).

Dates: 1867-1871


Archive name: Warwickshire County Record Office

Catalogue ref: DR0446/32/1-59

Collection: St Edmund, Shipston-on-Stour, parish records

Description: Includes printed report on Worcester County Prison.

Dates: 1855


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/3/3/1 (122 and b122 BA3)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: Orders relating to the new County Gaol, and account book

Dates: 1808-1857


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/3/3/4 (122 BA127/iii)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: Blank forms

Dates: c.1820


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/3/3/8 (122 BA202/33-34)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: Worcester City and County Gaol Act for the Union of the Prison of the City and County of Worcester (Worcester Prison Act, 1867), and 80 papers comprising contracts, agreements and bonds relating to union and alterations and enlargements to Worcester County Gaol

Dates: 1856-1871


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/9/1/295 (161/244.1 and 161/244.2 BA541)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: Worcester County and City Gaols Bill. Plan of property in Claines (now in Worcester City) proposed to be taken for the purpose of enlarging the Worcester County Gaol to admit of the amalgamation of the Worcester County and City Gaols. With book of reference and notice of application for Bill.

Dates: 1866


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 405/19/11/1 (260.107 BA3242/2/6 and /3/3-6)

Collection: Worcester (County) Petty Sessions

Description: Worcester County Petty Sessions. Copy bye-laws and Acts of Parliament. Copies of Worcester Prison Act (1867).

Dates: 1867


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 705:73/3261/8/i

Collection: Earl of Coventry, Croome Estate

Description: Correspondence relating to the regulation of the County Gaol

Dates: c.1820-1823


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 705:962/8965/10/i/7

Collection: Phillips of Middle Hill, Broadway

Description: Worcester County Gaol. Weekly statement of numbers of prisoners.

Dates: 1825


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 8001/1/1/20 (b496.5 BA9360/A18/19)

Collection: Worcester City archives

Description: Chamber order book. Worcester Prison and Assizes.

Dates: 1875-1879


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 8001/3/4/1 (not available)

Collection: Worcester City archives

Description: Worcester City and County Gaol Committee Minutes, Reports and other administrative records

Dates: 1823-1963


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 8001/3/4/1/2/6 (496.5 BA9360/A8/Box 4/17)

Collection: Worcester City archives

Description: Gaol Committee report summarising the meetings of this Committee, giving the dates and attendees

Dates: 1866


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 8001/3/4/1/2/7 (496.5 BA9360/A8/Box 1/7)

Collection: Worcester City archives

Description: Report of the Committee on Prison Accommodation

Dates: 1864


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 8001/3/4/3/1/8 (496.5 BA9360/A8/Box 4/2)

Collection: Worcester City archives

Description: Prisoners' diet in Worcester Prison

Dates: 1866


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 8001/3/4/7/7 (496.5 BA9360/A8/Box 5/1-4)

Collection: Worcester City archives

Description: Documents relating to the amalgamation of the City and County Gaols

Dates: 1850-1878


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 8001/3/4/9 (not available)

Collection: Worcester City archives

Description: Miscellaneous documents relating to Worcester City and County Gaol and the Police Force

Dates: 1861-1967


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/3/3/9 (BA202/37)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: Annual reports and papers of the Clerk of the Peace relating to the condition of the Gaol and House of Correction

Dates: 1843-1857


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/1 (110 BA1)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: Quarter Sessions Rolls. Indexed for the first half of the nineteenth century (i.e. 1800-1849). The Rolls contain much relevant material including reports of Visiting Magistrates to the Gaol (1840), reports of chaplain to the gaol (1823-1838), reports of special gaol committees (eg 1839), staffing matters.

Dates: 1591-1890


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/3/3/11 (122 BA249/10)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: Visiting Magistrates minute book

Dates: 1864-1867


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/3/3/11 (122 BA249/11)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: Visiting Magistrates order books

Dates: 1841-1870


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/3/3/2 (122 BA4)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: County Gaol Visiting Justices minute books

Dates: 1794-1841


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 8001/3/4/1/2/8 (496.5 BA9360/A8/Box 8/5)

Collection: Worcester City archives

Description: Report of the Visiting Committee upon the general condition of the Prison

Dates: 1882


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 8001/3/4/1/1/7 (496.5 BA9360/A8/Box 2/20/1-3)

Collection: Worcester City archives

Description: Union of Worcester County and City Prison. Published copy of an Act for the Union of the Prisons of the County and of the City of Worcester; agreement between the Justices of the Peace for the County, and the Corporation of Worcester; book of reference to accompany the Act, containing a plan of the building and list of owners and their property to be compulsorily purchased.

Dates: 1867


Finance

Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/3/3/10 (122 BA211)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: Papers relating to mortgage of County rates to raise £6000 for alterations and additions to County Gaol, London Life Assurance (1857-1861). Also, papers relating to the assessment of Gaoler's house (occupied by Benjamin Stable) in Salt Lane, Worcester City for poor rate (1858). Papers relating to union of Worcester City and County Gaols and additional cells and infirmary for female prisoners (1866-1870), including Worcester Prison Act (1867). Letters, contracts with James Mellard, Agricultural Engineer, and Joseph Wood and Sons. Bonds and other papers relating to the erection of a new treadmill in the County Gaol (1866), letter and bond relating to Michael Elliot, Clerk of the Gaol (1861-1866).

Dates: 1857-1870


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/3/3/11 (122 BA249/12)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: Returns of amount paid for maintenance of prisoners

Dates: 1847-1857


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/3/3/11 (b122 BA249/15)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: General ledger of receipts and expenditure

Dates: 1857-1872


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 8001/3/4/2/1/4 (496.5 BA9360/A8/Box 1/21/1-179)

Collection: Worcester City archives

Description: Worcester City and County Gaol accounts and other papers

Dates: 1779-1834


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 8001/3/4/2/1/8 (496.5 BA9360/A8/Box 2/22/1 – 13)

Collection: Worcester City archives

Description: Miscellaneous Gaol accounts

Dates: 1753-1890


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 8001/3/4/2/2/1 (496.5 BA9360/A8/Box 4/20)

Collection: Worcester City archives

Description: Treasurer's account and comparative statement of the receipts and expenditure of the County. These are general accounts but with an emphasis on the Gaol or Police.

Dates: 1865


Daily Business

Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/3/3/11 (b122 BA249/2)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: Manufactory account book

Dates: 1875-1880


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/3/3/11 (122 BA249/6)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: Chaplains' journals

Dates: 1858-1878


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/3/3/11 (122 BA249/7)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: Roman Catholic Chaplains' journal

Dates: 1868-1893


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/3/3/11 (122 BA249/8)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: Chaplains' character books

Dates: 1861-1863, 1868-1877


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/3/3/11 (122 BA249/12)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: Governors' journals

Dates: 1831-1846, 1870-1875


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/3/3/11 (b122 BA249/16-17)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: Storekeepers' stock books

Dates: 1877-1880


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/3/3/11 (122 BA249/5)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: Records of employment of male prisoners sentenced to hard labour

Dates: 1866-1869, 1871-1874 and 1876-1878


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/3/3/11 (b122 BA249/1)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: 8 volumes of Daily Statement

Dates: 1864-1878


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/3/3/11 (b122 BA249/13-14)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: Volumes relating to receipt and consumption of provisions

Dates: 1864-1878


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/3/3/11 (b122 BA249/18)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: Statement of clothing and bedding

Dates: 1862-1876


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/3/3/11 (b122 BA249/3)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: Letter book

Dates: 1858-1866


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/3/3/11 (b122 BA249/4)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: Manufactory day books

Dates: 1864-1868, 1874-1879


Staff

Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/3/3/9 (BA202/40)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: Notifications of grants of pensions to staff. Reverend G. L. Salt, Chaplain, Rebecca Ireland, Assistant Warden, Martha Price, Warden. Also, statement of Officers of the Prison, and other papers relating to pensions for staff of Worcester Prison (1880-1882).

Dates: 1843-1882


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1230/2/1/5/1 (009:1 BA2602/2-3,7,31-32,58,67-69,76, BA5369/4,6,7,9,36)

Collection: Worcester St Michael in Bedwardine and Cathedral Precincts and Elsewhere in Worcester

Description: Copy of will of William Davis, Keeper of Worcester Gaol (dated 11 November 1819, probate granted 23 Sepember 1822)

Dates: 1752-1885


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/3/3/15 (122 BA547)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: Bonds relating to office of High Constable. Bond of John Wheeler of Claines relating to his appointment as Miller of the County Gaol (1859). Copy draft contract for work to be undertaken at County Gaol (1854).

Dates: 1837-1859


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 8001/3/4/4 (not available)

Collection: Worcester City archives

Description: Worcester City and County Gaol and Police staff. Includes pensions.

Dates: 1782-1904


Prisoners

Archive name: The National Archives

Catalogue ref: PCOM2/425

Collection: Prison Commission

Description: Worcester Gaol, Worcestershire: register of convicts

Dates: 1874


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 705:27/388/4-5

Collection: Noel Hyde Esquire, Solicitors

Description: List of prisoners, including those confined for debt

Dates: c.1848-1865


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 705:409

Collection: Worcestershire Sheriffs’ papers

Description: Worcestershire Sheriff, papers, correspondence, accounts, lists of prisoners

Dates: 1800-1900


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 705:550/BA4600/191/i

Collection: Marcy, Hemingway and Son, Bewdley

Description: Letters, accounts, receipts, lists of prisoners and jurors and other papers relating to the shrievalty of W.A. Roberts, and the under-shrievalty of Slade Baker

Dates: 1837


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 8001/3/4/3/1 (not available)

Collection: Worcester City archives

Description: Lists, schedules and calendars of prisoners

Dates: 1772-1875


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/3/3/11 (122 BA249/20)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: Account of prisoners, with index

Dates: 1861-1870


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/3/4/14 (123 BA201/15-16, 18)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: Prisoners and Petty Sessions

Dates: 1842-1886


Land & Buildings

Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 8001/2/10/1/28 (496.5 BA9360/Cab 10/Box 21/1)

Collection: Worcester City archives

Description: Castle Street improvements, Worcester Claines. Parties include the Corporation of Worcester and the Prison Visitors Committee.

Dates: 1876


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/3/3/11 (b122 BA249/9)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: Tradesmen's bill books

Dates: 1864-1877


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/3/3/12 (s122 and b122 BA332)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: New County Gaol plans etc

Dates: 1801


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/3/3/13 (r122 BA333)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: Plan of part of the Pound Field, Worcester City, adjoining the County Gaol. By J. Webb, Surveyor.

Dates: 1831


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/3/3/14 (r122 BA334)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: Boundary walls, plans etc

Dates: 1856


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/3/3/6 (122 BA150)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: Alterations to County Gaol

Dates: 1853-1878


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/3/3/9 (BA202/38)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: Memorandum, duplicate agreement, with plan, and other papers relating to rights of way at Worcester Prison

Dates: 1880


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 1/3/3/9 (BA202/39)

Collection: Worcestershire Quarter Sessions

Description: Draft declarations relating to title deeds of Worcester Prison

Dates: 1879


Archive name: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Catalogue ref: 8001/3/4/7 (not available)

Collection: Worcester City archives

Description: Worcester City and County Gaol buildings and property

Dates: 1808-1932