Building a small prison

Building a Small Prison


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[002593] [Building of a Lock-Up Room, or Small Prison]. County of Northumberland. To Masons &c. To be Let By Proposal, the Building of a Lock-up Room, or Small Prison, in the Village of Rothbury, in the County of Northumberland. Newcastle: Edward Walker, 1829. First Edition. 4to. Unbound. Broadside. Good. Single sided broadside, approximately 220mm x 280mm in size.

Creased from old folds, lightly browned with a few small patches of light foxing, small closed tear to right hand edge.

The printer was probably E.[dward] Walker, of 54 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle. He came to Newcastle in 1795 and was “probably the most productive commercial printer in Newcastle” (Hunt, The Book Trade in Northumberland and Durham to 1860, page 92).

It appears to have been a new jail for Rothbury as it doesn’t appear in the list for Northumberland in An Account of all the Gaols, Houses of Correction and Penitentiaries, in the United Kingdom (1819).

Not in COPAC